关于 Family Friends

Family Friends is a Minnesota nonprofit corporation which is recognized by the IRS as a 501(c)3 corporation and the State of Minnesota as a tax exempt organization. It is registered by the Minnesota Attorney General to solicit funds. It charges no fees for services but relies on contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations and community organizations.

资金

  • Family Friends’ largest source of funds is the 澳门赌场 中学 student government which raises funds through “心脏一周” in February each year.
  • More than 100 Mtka School 区 teachers and other staff designate funds for Family Friends through United Way donor-designated gifts.
  • Ridgewood Church supports Family Friends through its missions budget and by providing office space and administrative support.
  • Individual donors support Family Friends through direct contributions and United Way donations through employers.
  • Several philanthropic foundations provide grants.
  • More than 95% of Family Friends’ funds are used for outreach program and direct financial assistance.

Family Friends Program 活动

Food to 澳门赌场 中学:
Family Friends partners with Caribou to provide food to 澳门赌场 中学 students who do not have resources for breakfast at home.

牙齿保健:
Family Friends sponsors a dental van to at-risk MHS students who are identified, screened and treated including fillings.

医疗保健:
Family Friends assists with obtaining appointments, transportation and arranges medical exams and referrals for at-risk students without access to medical care. Family Friends also partners with Lions Club to obtain eye exams and glasses for at-risk students.

Good Samaritan Awards:
Family Friends partners with 澳门赌场 Police to provide rewards to students who go out of their way to help others.

指导:
Family Friends outreach workers are present daily on the high school and middle school campuses to listen to and share with students. The outreach workers connect with students who need encouragement and support to be successful at home, school and in the community.

Direct Financial Assistance:
Family Friends assists at-risk students and families by paying for clothing, student lunches, class fees, athletic fees, and school activities fees in addition to transportation and housing expenses such as rent and utilities.

Crisis Intervention:
Family Friends is an integral part of Mtka 中学’s crisis team dealing with student and staff crises

Ongoing support and encouragement:
Family Friends provides intensive and long-term personal support and financial help when there are major family and economic issues. This often extends beyond the scope of immediate crisis in terms of time and location.

澳门赌场 中学 summer programs:
Family Friends partners with Cub Foods and Caribou to provide snacks and beverages as well daily encouragement and support to the students (all of whom are behind in graduation requirements).

社区 Summer Program:
Family Friends collaborates with community programs in low-income housing projects by providing support and snacks for youth and their families.

Other 伙伴hips:
Family Friends partners with Timber Bay, Tree House, and Bren Road Alternative School who have joint programs with us in the Ridgewood Church gym.

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