FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM

FAMILY ASSISTANCE PROGRAM 2017-11-30T18:24:48+00:00

The Family Assistance Program serves families in crisis through three main programs:

  • Emergency Program

    Is a one-time assistance for the year. Clients are helped out financially with rent, utility bills, medical bills, etc. Through this program clients are provided with instant relief for whatever crisis they may be faced with.

  • Short-Term Assistance

    Is provided to clients for to 3-6 months. This assistance is for clients who are unable to be self-sufficient because of a temporary set-back such as a medical issue.

  • Long- Term assistance

    Is provided to clients who are unable to be self-sufficient for longer than 6 months. Some long term clients are unable to achieve self-sufficiency because of terminal illness, a handicap, are women with small children, have mental illness or are elderly.

Immediate client needs – Here are a few cases:

A recently married woman with a newborn is in the US with no family. She is currently trying to get a sponsor for her husband and has applied for subsidized child care for the baby and is trying to sustain their livelihood. She had a job at Dulles Airport before her marriage, but was unable to hold on to it. She came to FAITH in need of food and money, the FAITH food pantry program was able to provide food and will be helping her with diapers for her baby. She is in need of 3 months rent so that she does not become homeless.

A man with stage 4 lung cancer came to FAITH for rent assistance. He has Medicaid and has applied for disability (social security Insurance). A friend of his is helping him with other expenses, but he needs help paying his rent.

A former daycare worker of 20 years was recently diagnosed of hepatitis. Her husband had also died of hepatitis and she has a daughter who is in college. She is on medicaid and has section 8 housing, but needs assistance with rent and food.

The father of a family of four is currently unable to work, due to a severe back problem, which requires surgery. They need help paying utilities bills, until he is able to work again.

A single mother is struggling to make ends meet. She is working as an assistant to elderly people at the senior citizens center to make enough money for her family. She wants to become self-sufficient by continuing her nursing degree education.

We have many more cases like these.

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