Supplemental Support / Services
Many of our community’s youth suffer from a variety of undiagnosed and diagnosed mental health, behavioral and education maladies that impact their functional performance. We envision a way to provide therapeutic intervention with faith-based supports. This community-based mental health programming will be focused on wellness, safety and trauma-informed care.
Food Stability (“Feeding the Multitude”)
One of our programs (“Feeding the Multitude), based on our long-standing connections with food-serving organizations and grocery stores, allows us to provide nutritious food to youth and families in need. Through our sixteen-year partnership with Philabundance, a non-profit food bank that serves the Philadelphia and Delaware Valley region, people from the target area are able to receive food (such as fresh produce and vegetables) on every Monday and Wednesday (two times each week), from 8:00 am. to 1:00 p.m. Through our sixteen-year partnership with the Share Food Program, a nonprofit organization serving a regional network of community organizations engaged in food distribution, families in our target area are able to come once each month on every third Tuesday to pick up a grocery box, consisting of non-perishable foods and meat. Our seniors are also able to pick up a food box once each month on every third Thursday.
Financial Empowerment and
Entrepreneurship Support (FEES) Program
The mission of our FEES Program is to present families, community members, and today's youth with the tools and resources needed to become financially empowered, leaving a legacy of wealth through offering asset building, workforce development, and entrepreneurship opportunities. FEES provides financial education that is entrepreneurial in spirit, ethical in focus, and global in orientation. Program participants are supported on their pathway from precarious work to promising career and entrepreneurial opportunities. A 12-week intensive is taught by volunteer experts and professionals in various fields (e.g., real estate, construction, etc.) and is offered to those interested in starting or growing a business. Topics include marketing, start-up costs and expenses, business planning, business scaling, growth, business financing, small business accounting, the highs and lows of entrepreneurship, and the “Black History” of what entrepreneurship means in the community. The Course concludes with a “Shark Tank” to allow participants to pitch their business idea and receive funding to support.
Through our relationship with Penn Medicine, Sayre Health, and Dedicated Senior Medical Center, we are able to provide Covid-19 vaccinations, health screenings, and key information about other health issues and concerns (insurance, diabetes, obesity, etc.).
In order to help families in our target service area to thrive and achieve holistic well-being in every area of their lives, we have focused efforts on creating a coordinated delivery of a comprehensive range of services. A broad range of Partners have been identified to provide services within their area of expertise. Wherever and whenever possible, resources and services will be delivered in partnership with already well-established service providers who are knowledgeable and experienced in their respective fields.