What Does Your Support Do?
We all know that when families struggle, children lose out. Without the structure of a safe, healthy, happy home, it is hard for children to grow and thrive as they should.
Our job here at Family Support Services is to provide resources and stability to help families ensure that their children have a safe place to grow up. Take our Kinship Support Services program for example. Kin caregivers are often low income, elderly, and socially isolated. They often lack vital knowledge about contemporary trends and education systems. Add to that the pressure brought on by the fact that the loss of a parent often causes kinship children to experience emotional and behavioral problems. By offering resources like support groups, the Kinship Youth Program, and case management, we are able to help these caregivers and youth navigate their challenges successfully. The same is true in all of our programs, in which your support helps us target specific needs families in the Bay Area have to address.
2021 Drink and Be Giving Happy Hour
Like many nonprofits we are trying new ways of connecting with our supporters and to raise revenue for our programs and services. This year due to the COVID-19 pandemic we were not able to host our signature Gala, which typically brings together over 200 of our supporters for a night of in-person fun.
In place of a large gathering this year we had the privilege of hosting our ‘Drink and Be Giving’ virtual happy hour event and a week-long online auction. Our faithful supporters were able to meet our program participants and learn more about how our services help to keep their families healthy and intact.
Take a look at our past Gala videos on our YouTube Channel!