Adopt a Family Association
Contact us to donate your furniture to help a family in need. There is nothing more joyful than the act of giving.
The Family Needs Program: The Family needs program was established to help provide temporary support for low income and the economically disadvantage families with children and aged out foster teens. Our service of basic need assistance has been successful with the help of pubic and private donations, fundraising events and through a network of service agencies that serve our target population groups. These services include emergency food, clothing, furniture, and winter outerwear for the children, educational material, including books and arts and crafts materials, which provide opportunities for the children to improve their academics.
Items are personally delivered by program volunteers and staff, which allow them the opportunity to connect personally with each family and teens. This also provides an opportunity to give meaningful encouragement, introduce books and reading into the household, provide linkages and referrals to self sufficiency initiatives in the community, and potentially identify ways that the Family Needs Program can assist them in working toward their personal goals for their families and for the teens stepping into the adult world.
Many social service organizations are burdened and overwhelmed by the shortage in resources to meet the needs of the families they service. Meanwhile, still other families are struggling to overcome the external trappings that lie at the heart of poverty such as illiteracy and lack of good paying jobs or unemployment.
The Adopt a Family Association also provides counseling services as a Ohio Benefit Bank site. If you need assistance with application processing for food stamps, utility assistance or other programs provided by the Ohio Benefit Bank please give us a call and meet with one of our counselors.
The Ohio Benefit Bank (OBB) is a web-based computer program to connect low and moderate-income Ohioans with access to work supports such as tax credits and public benefits.
The OBB is offered through a public-private partnership between the Governor's Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives, the Ohio Association of Second Harvest Foodbanks and over 1000 faith-based, nonprofit, governmental and private-sector partners.
Ohioans can also check potential eligibility for other work support benefits such as health care coverage, home energy assistance, child care subsidies, and food assistance.