Families Together

Website: https://familiestogethernc.org/

About: Families Together is the critical link to home for hundreds of families experiencing homelessness in our community every year. We provide short-term family housing as well as access to safe, affordable housing and offer temporary rental and utilities assistance to get the family started. We don’t just get them in the door. We check in and check up for a year with one-on-one counselling, connections to community resources, financial literacy training, and life skills workshops to empower their self-sufficiency. In 2017, we moved 87 families from homelessness to home and provided an additional 103 families with ongoing support after being housed. We’re proud to note that 8 out of 10 families successfully graduate from FT by maintaining their own lease for a year.

Contact: Michael Hooker, Development and Communications Coordinator, (919) 212-1123 x222 Lisa Rowe, Executive Director, (919)212-1123 ext 224

Volunteer Opportunities: At Families Together we have a long history of providing volunteers meaningful and rewarding ways to help out in our community. When volunteers give their time and their talent, they are increasing our impact on the families we serve. Whether collecting supplies to help families cut costs as they transition out of homelessness or building a new playground for the children in our program to do what kids do best... PLAY, volunteers make a difference! Both individual and group volunteers have the opportunity to show people in our community that they are cared for and supported as they begin the process of rebuilding their lives. https://familiestogethernc.org/volunteer

Donate: Donations will be put to immediate use helping local families with children affected by homelessness. Your support will give a child a safe place to sleep and an opportunity to thrive by providing his/her family with emergency shelter, access to a permanent place to call home and ongoing professional support to ensure their long-term success. https://familiestogethernc.org/lets-face-it-donation