Our Family Strengthening Programs are aimed at strengthening poor families so they can provide for and cater to the needs of their children. Poverty is a common experience with families who do not have a steady source of income or earn an income that is below the poverty line. The InnerCity Mission Family Strengthening Programs are aimed at strengthening these families so they can provide for and cater to the needs of their children.
Food Assistance Scheme The Food Assistance Scheme is designed to give food assistance to needy families, those for whom hunger poses a real threat to health and productivity as well as the well-being of their children. This empowers the family because once the children are fed, the parents/care givers can channel their meager resources to other areas of need such as better housing, health care, education and ultimately a better future.
Family Support Program Hunger drives these children to the streets in a desperate bid for survival thereby exposing them to grave danger and an uncertain future; the Family Support Program is a welfare program designed to help poor families in a bid to prevent their children from being forced to life on the street. For a stipulated period of time, we provide food for these families and we provide specialized training programs designed to empower the families for economic security.
Family Adoption Scheme Poverty is a common experience with families who live in the inner cities; weakened by poverty, these parents simply cannot support or look after their children. These children are therefore at risk of being abandoned, neglected and/or abused. To keep the children protected, we must support the family through the Family Adoption Scheme by providing them with basic necessities such as food, shelter, and free education combined with specialized training for economic empowerment – all for a stipulated period of time.
Other Family Strengthening Programs include:
HOW CAN I GET INVOLVED WITH THE INNERCITY MISSION FAMILY STRENGTHENING PROGRAM ?
You can partner with The InnerCity Mission to feed hungry children and poor families by: