It takes a multi-faceted approach to help families build economic stability. Sunday Friends prepares families for a more self-sufficient future by providing education, practice and satisfying experiences in the following areas:
Each of the above areas is a necessary ingredient in the formula for creating healthy, productive, economically stable futures. Yet, most families in need do not naturally seek out education in these areas. That is because their present day is consumed by the need to make ends meet, stay in housing and put food on the table for one more day.
In order to open to education for the future, families need a way to meet their present needs. Sunday Friends provides that way. Through participation in our programs, family members earn "tickets", redeemable for basic necessities, including toiletries, diapers, school supplies, laundry detergent, sports equipment, learning toys and more - even rent for their homes!
If you could see our participants' family budgets, you would marvel that they are surviving on so little income. When we examine the numbers, it becomes clear to us that, were families not able to earn their personal items through Sunday Friends…
Because of Sunday Friends:
Sunday Friends' families are conscientiously taking the steps needed to break the cycle of poverty. Many depend on our programs – for now. At the same time, we are helping them build the knowledge, skills, confidence, community focus and work styles needed for self-sufficiency for the future.
Please peruse the "Our Program" menu to learn about the various ways families prepare for better futures through Sunday Friends while they meet their needs for today.