COVID-19 Resource Fund
In the past month, Family Support Services has continued to provide essential services remotely. These are services that families have grown to depend on us for, such as case management, crisis intervention, resource support, mental health therapy, and even limited respite/child care. We hear about our families’ needs as they develop, and are working diligently to meet those needs quickly, pursuing every avenue available to us.
Today, the needs of our clients are greater than ever. Help us by making a contribution to get resources to the families and children we work with.
Like all disasters, the hardest hit by the COVID-19 pandemic are the most vulnerable among us. These families were already struggling to get resources, and now that challenge is even greater for families, like Ruth’s.
Ruth is a grandmother who is doing it all. She is raising two grandchildren, 8-year-old Ellen and 12- year-old Kevin, on a fixed income. Before the pandemic hit, Ruth was making things work, but COVID-19 has put pressure on her already delicate system. They cannot afford a computer, so both children, who were already behind in school, are not able to participate in distance learning. As an older caregiver, Ruth’s immune system puts her at risk every time she goes to get groceries. She has always relied on the help of friends and family to support her and her grandchildren. Now she is doing it all on her own.
100% of your contribution will go directly to providing resources like groceries, diapers, and even technology to families like Ruth’s. Families who are facing job losses, compromised immune systems, trauma, and homelessness are all depending on us. We will continue to support their need, which will last long after Shelter-in-Place has been lifted.
We understand that these times are difficult for everyone. If you are able, families in our community need your help now. Please give today to our COVID-19 Resource Fund.
Every dollar counts and we appreciate your generosity at this time.
Thank you very much,
The Staff at Family Support Services
*Family names and details have been changed to protect their privacy.