This month we had three new participants enter our program. Staff was able to work with these individuals and learned they needed California ID cards in order to gain employment, apply for benefits and achieve other necessary goals. Staff was able to transport them to the DMV. As you can see in the picture, they are very happy to have been able to accomplish this goal.
Family Assistance Program continues to strengthen our partnership with other community programs to provide comprehensive care to our participants. Morongo Basin community members and participants who have successfully completed our Next Step Program continue to volunteer. This month our graduate Paul, who is also a volunteer, came and picked up our participants and took them to a NA meeting and to coffee after the meeting as a way to celebrate their consecutive days of abstinence from mind altering substances. The staff at Family Assistance Program remain proud to be part of such great accomplishments of our participants, past and present!
Unique, one of our Fam Spot youth, started her own clothing business. Her business started small but has now expanded. Unique is running the business on her own and is dedicated to continuing growing. We are incredibly thrilled for her success and let her know that we are here to support her!
One of our TAY participants, Tajanae, was able to find employment and save money while participating in our TAY housing program. She has now exited the program and moved into her apartment in Las Vegas, NV. Tajanae stated that she will always remember the help and support that the Family Assistance Program provided her. We are immensely proud of Tajanae and are happy to be a part of the journey. We wish her the best in her future endeavors!
Family Assistance Program envisions a community where each person has a loving, nurturing home life. We provide the tools necessary to create healthy interpersonal relationships, economic empowerment, and stable housing.