Family to Family Ministry
As a young widow with two early elementary school-aged children, I happy as a parishioner, but was struggling to make ends meet on my own, even with the help of a sibling.
Even though we have always been happy, the loss of my husband was very difficult on many levels for the children and for me.
This all changed dramatically after a year partnering with Family to Family ministries.
I was able to train for and find consistent work, learned much more about money management, and even was able to move our family to our own place. I'm much more confident that we can make it, with God's help. My children enjoyed some new lasting memories and the primary family assigned to partner with us have become life-long friends.
Now we are stable, and give back in our own way as we are able to do so! I am so grateful!!
—parish family that was formerly in the Family to Family program
FOR MORE INFORMATION:
Call St. David of Wales Family to Family chairperson:
Larry: (510) 501-0807.
Healthy, happy, solid families are the basis of healthy, life-sustaining society and culture. Family to Family ministries aligns families or individuals in need with parish volunteers who are trained to help give support and guidance as needed, for a limited time, Goals and commitments are clearly established, based on each individual circumstance. Each need is different. The volunteers meet and work together as a team to help the families assigned to them, in a way that enables each assigned family to stand on their own after a year's time or less.
The result? Friendship, the satisfaction of making a genuine difference in helping others succeed, and so much more.