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FAMILY PROMISE OF SOUTHERN OCEAN COUNTY INC's Fundraiser:

Family Promise of Southern Ocean County

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THE STORY:

Our mission is to reduce family homelessness in Southern Ocean County by empowering families to move steadily toward self-sufficiency collaborating with faith and community based organizations by providing shelter, meals and support services.

In response to the needs of homeless families in Southern Ocean County, New Jersey, eleven church congregations opened Family Promise of Southern Ocean County (FPSOC) in February 2009.  Since then, FPSOC has helped 42 families, comprised of 151 individuals and including 94 children find suitable housing and stable employment opportunities. During the past six years we have used our vast network of volunteers to provide temporary shelter and hospitality for the families.  We have also identified viable employment opportunities and helped them procure safe and affordable housing.  Additionally, in order to maximize efforts to help families regain self-sufficiency, we coordinated services with other agencies to provide training for resume preparation, budgeting and financial management, GED preparation, and parenting skills, as well as counseling/ crisis management.

We are raising funds to expand our new Family Support Program which provides case management services to ensure accountability of each family through follow-up with direct assistance on basic life skills, parenting, connecting with community resources, and improving housing and employment situations.  The Family Support Program enables FPSOC to increase the number of homeless families assisted by connecting them with resources in the community and empowering them to move steadily toward self-sufficiency. 

In addition to our hospitality program with host sites and volunteers, personalized case management is the key to our families' success moving from hopelessly homeless to happily housed.

$475

MONEY RAISED
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  • For the children...

    $15

  • Tom Dunn

     

  • John A Garofalo

    $100

  • Merideth Mueller

    $50

  • gwen atwell

    $25

  • Connie Higgins

     

  • Msgr. Ken

    $50

  • Noreen Kinnevy

    $50

  • Rev. & Mrs. R. Wisniewski

    $25

  • Kathie LaRocca

     

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6% Raised of $8,500 Goal

The Team: $475 TOTAL RAISED SO FAR

Donor Comments

Kathie LaRocca

Kathie LaRocca

2 years ago

Rev. & Mrs. R. Wisniewski

Rev. & Mrs. R. Wisniewski

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Noreen Kinnevy

Noreen Kinnevy

DONATION: $50

In memory of my Mom, Mary Duffy, who knew the importance of a loving home. 2 years ago

Msgr. Ken

Msgr. Ken

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

Connie Higgins

Connie Higgins

2 years ago

gwen atwell

gwen atwell

DONATION: $25

2 years ago

Merideth Mueller

Merideth Mueller

DONATION: $50

2 years ago

John A Garofalo

John A Garofalo

DONATION: $100

In Memory of Helen Lally Garofalo 2 years ago

Tom Dunn

Tom Dunn

2 years ago

For the children...

For the children...

DONATION: $15

For all the children that go to sleep at night not having a bed of thir own. 2 years ago