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We are a homeless prevention agency providing a hand up in
time of need. Among the
services we offer:

     • Food Pantry
     • Rental and Utility Assistance
     • Bus and Gas Vouchers
     • Transitional Shelter Program for
        single women and women with
        children under 12
     • Work force development
     • Free tax help for working poor
     • Credit counseling

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Changed Lives


Family Assistance Ministries Provides Food

•  An average 3,000 clients per month are provided assistance at FAM, in the last 3 months FAM has averaged over 4,000 individuals

•  This last year FAM redistributed over $2.4 million worth of food and personal care items

•  Sheltered 60 homeless women and women with children

•  Over $104,000 in client aid:
   -  138 households with $43,550 in rental assistance
   -  41 households with $9,426 in interim motel assistance
   -  174 households with $25,748 in utility assistance
   -  109+ households with $19,361 in transportation assistance
   -  $42,078 in assistance to seniors

•  46% of clients are children

June 2014 Appeal Letter

Every morning, 77 year-old Norman was there at a local coffee shop, having a hot cup of java, in friendly conversation with the regulars. Tina was a regular too. “I’d see Norman all the time. He would be warming up with his coffee and we’d often talk. It became apparent to me that he was living in his car, although he never mentioned it. So one day I asked him...”

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April 2014 Appeal Letter

“Everything started going downhill when Josh had a serious motorcycle accident. Since then, he gets spells that incapacitate him and panic attacks. He’s tried to work, but can’t with his unpredictable symptoms. Without his income, we lost our home. We stayed with friends, but that didn’t work out. The three of us ended up living in our van. Much of the time we just parked it somewhere on the street until we were told to move. It’s been really rough..."

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March 2014 Appeal Letter

“I was concerned for my young son’s mental health. My husband had been abusive. Life with him became really awful. I didn’t know what to do. I didn’t know anything about government social services or any other help. We were desperate. So my son, Devon, and I left him. I figured that living in a car was better than being in constant danger. We were homeless. What a nightmare it turned out to be! It was very hard on Devon...”

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February 2014 Appeal Letter

Dear friend of families in need,
“I can’t thank you enough. I’ve learned to love myself again.”
Christine’s story has warmed our hearts. She’s the kind of person we’d all like to help...not wanting to be dependent, but self-sufficient, to give back. All she needed was a loving “hand up.”

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January 2014 Appeal Letter

Dear friend of families in need,
You are a member of a wonderful family that cares for people in need … right in our own community. We are all grateful for you!
Because of you, FAM is enabled to step in when neighbors are in crisis, to lead them to hope and prevent homelessness. Thank you!

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