Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Crawford Gives
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44
Raised for Local Nonprofits
1754 gifts
Totaling $162,704.44

Center for Family Services, Inc.

Specific Need

GOAL- $66,000

Every year the Center for Family Services helps individuals in so many ways. We assist with utilities, rent, food, clothing, hygiene products, diapers, baby food, counseling/anger management and so much more. Unfortunately, there are still several unmet needs in the local community. On average there are 400 households per year that continue to have their needs go unmet. Whether it’s a fire victim that the Center is unable to get into a new home, an individual looking for anger management or a single mother in need of a uniform for her new job, every basic need is important. The average cost to meet a family’s need is around $165 and our goal is to meet these needs.

 

The Center has a rich history of turning despair into hope and opportunity and this will continue as we aim to create a community that is healthy enough to sustain these opportunities and strong enough to make permanent, positive change. This agency truly believes in helping its neighbors and it can only be done by working together. Please consider making a contribution to the Center for Family Services to help create a healthier community. 

Mission

Mission Statement: Building on our legacy of caring, the Center for Family Services exists to assist, support, and strengthen individuals and families throughout our communities.

 

Our Vision: Center for Family Services envisions a community that is safe, secure and stable. A ccommunity healthy enough to sustain opportunities and strong enough to generate positive, permanent change.

Profile

The Center for Family Services history dates back to the Civil War era and CFS is a direct descendent of an organization founded by a group of women in 1863 to aid families of Civil War soldiers, it  was called the Home Relief Society. We follow the vision of that original group and those who have followed in their footsteps by helping those who are struggling get back on their feet with life's essentials: food, clothing, shelter, and utilities. Your support helps us provide a fresh start for fire victims, domestic violence victims and other homeless individuals and families. To provide free winter coats for children & adults, free personal care items/toiletries, free household items, Christmas programs,and work & interview clothes for those in our community in need. We get limited funding for these programs and rely on the generosity of our friends and neighbors to help us do what we do. We are changing lives, fulfilling needs and giving hope and we appreciate all that you do to make us stronger as a community.

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Thrift Store
Thrift Store
new winter coats for children
new winter coats for children
One of our 7 food pantries
One of our 7 food pantries
Teddy bears & blankets for kids
Teddy bears & blankets for kids
free school shoes & socks for children in need every July
free school shoes & socks for children in need every July
Flyer from a recent First Time Homebuyer educational class, free and held bi annually
Flyer from a recent First Time Homebuyer educational class, free and held bi annually
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Contact

213 W. Center Street
Meadville PA 16335
Phone: (814) 337-8450

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