FFC COMMUNITY OUTREACH SERVICES
Programs & Services
Family & Friends Connection, Inc. offers free programs and services for the entire family. These programs and services are divided into different categories, Outreach Services and Social Services.
Family & Friends Connection, Inc also partners with a number of community organizations to provide additional services to volunteers and community participants. The different programs and services are listed here:
1: After-Care & Tutoring Program
Family & Friends Connection, inc offers a unique tutoring program for elementary through high school students. We offer a range of instructions in and outside the classroom environment providing additional instruction in critical subject areas as well as exposure that will assist our youth to function effectively in the wider society. FFC strongly believes in Youth Empowerment
2: Family & Friends Connection, Inc "Realizing Your Self Worth Scholarship":
FFC has an annual scholarship for youths. Please visit the Youth Corner to get more information about the Family & Friends Connection, Inc "Annual Realizing Your Self Worth Scholarship."
3: Community Outreach
Family and Friend’s philosophy is that each one can reach one. Hence, the FFC mission of giving to the community would not be complete if we did not provide an opportunity for those who come through our doors to help themselves and further impact the lives of others. Community Outreach takes the form of calendared volunteerism that increases social awareness and the privilege of service. Here we want to make mention of one of our community partners and Sister Organization Brinnikas Resources. We have been able to help many more people due to the assistance that FFC continues to receive from this Community Resource.
Social Security Administration
Is a federal agency that provides retirement, disability and survivors benefits. Social Security administer the Supplemental Security Income (SSI) program which can make monthly payments to people with low income and limited resources who are age 65 or older, blind or disabled. SSI also provides benefits to children with disabilities. You can save time by applying online for benefits. For more informationabout the programs and online services visit http://www.ssa.gov/ or call 1-800-772-1213.
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4: Workshops & Trainings
Family & Friends Connection conducts bi-monthly workshops and training sessions for our clients and the community. Such workshops and training include workforce preparation, disaster relief training, financial and legal counseling, family life and forums with community representatives.
5: Workforce Empowerment:
FFC intends to help as many people as possible to realize and achieve their self worth. One of the ways that this happens is through gainful, meaningful employment. To this end, FFC is committed to helping our community to self actualize in areas that provide meaning to their lives.
6: Broward 2-1-1 Information Service:
2-1-1 Broward provides 24-hour comprehensive helpline and support services for all individuals in our community seeking any kind of help. No matter what your situation is, you can call 2-1-1 Broward and get assistance. Even if you just feel overwhelmed and needs someone to talk to, call them, they have trained counselors ready to talk with you, help you figure out what your immediate needs are for your situation and will provide you will the relevant information, so you can get help. Call them for crisis intervention assistance and/or information and referrals to health and human services in Broward County. Dial 211 or (954) 537-0211
2-1-1 HOMELESS HELP LlINE
CALLING 2-1-1 IS THE FIRST STEP TO FINDING SHELTER.
A single setback such as illness, loss of a job or home foreclosure causes many families each year to become homeless. The road from homelessness to shelter can be long, hard and uncertain. Without support, information and reliable referrals, many would search aimlessly, trying to find resources to meet their most basic needs. FFC is pointing homeless or near homeless individuals to the 2-1-1 Broward Helpline.
The 2-1-1 Homeless Helpline is the gateway to homeless services in Broward County, the first step in finding shelter, support services, or programs that help an individual or family who are homeless or on the verge of being homeless.
MAKING A DIFFERENCE FOR THE HOMELESS
SERVICES PROVIDED BY THE 2-1-1 HOMELESS HELPLINE
Apply for Touchline Services for a Senior 60 or Over: Download the Application
7: Virtual Food Bank
Family & Friends has a virtual food bank that serves the nutritional needs of the community. This food bank is virtual because there is no physical or visible structure when you may visit us. This is based on community partnerships with food providers and is provided to our clients upon request. We are currently partnering with the Food Bank at:
Pentecostal Gospel Temple Ministries, Inc.
900 South State Road 7, Margate, Florida 33068
Call ahead to verify the hours of operation and general requirements for assistance.
We will add the information for more food banks as soon as we have partnership agreements.
8: Radio Outreach
FFC envisions using the medium of radio, to alert and inform our community of services that enrich the lives of individuals, giving them voice to become confident, active, involved citizens and ultimately transform their lives and communities. We want to focus particularly where the need for social, spiritual, cultural and educational information is greatest.
FFC believes that radio can have a great impact on the dissemination of relevant and important information. We also believe that building a healthy media sector, will help to increase the economic, social, civic and educational well being of our various communities. FFC hopes to use our weekly radio program, The Donneth Show with 'Community Solutions', broadcast live from the studios of Radio WAVS1170AM, to contribute by creating healthy, motivated and well informed communities.
FFC Offers more services. Visit our various service pages using the links provided below:
9: Leadership Training
10: Health Awareness
11: Relationship Rescue
11: Life Line Outreach
13: Domestic Violence Awareness
14: Faith Based Social Services Directory
15: Wholesome Community Entertainment: Music and Games
Do you like having good fun? Then FFC is the place to be. Remember the saying, "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy?". OK. FFC hosts games and fun activities that involve the entire family. We also have a unique partnership for children to learn how to play musical instruments and much more.
The Salt Changers Entertain
Salt Changers Praise Dancers
One of our Sister Organizations and Community Partners, The Salt Changers Annointed Praise Dancers, provides entertainment at FFC's Local Community Events. The Salt Changers are a group of civic, spiritual minded young children and teenagers who use their talent of dance to entertain through Praise Dance. They can be seen performing at local area nursing homes and local church and community functions. They can be contacted via their outreach website at http://www.saltchangers.org
One Of FFC's Collaborating Partners
One Of FFC's Collaborating Partners
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