As a nonprofit organization, we depend heavily on funds we raise from local businesses and patrons. You have probably heard us announce a fundraiser or you might have seen a call for donations. Maybe you have even donated money or goods to Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels. (if you have, thank you!)
You may have wondered what happens to the money after we receive it?
Let’s take a look at where the money goes once it is donated to FPGNB.
It is important to note that we have not one but THREE major programs under our umbrella. Each one has its own focus and each of them provide individualized case management to families.
Those three are the Prevention Program (also known as the Stable Housing Initiative Program or SHIP), the Shelter Program, and the Graduate Program (New Lease on Life).
When a family seeks our help or is referred to us for help, we evaluate their needs and situation to determine which of the programs they are best suited for. We then set goals and take active steps to achieve those goals.
For example, in the Shelter program, to focus is on getting families back into their own homes. For SHIP families, we work on keeping them in their homes and regaining stability. With our graduates, they have a foundation in financial basics, and we work with them on planning for future needs and expenses.
So each group gets the focused case management they need.
One of the defining features of Family Promise is that our ultimate goal with each family is to help them either achieve or regain full independence. This sets us apart from other organizations who may work to feed, clothe, and house those in need but do not have programs in place to help them toward sustained independence.
Within our larger programs, we have additional programs that require support. One of those is our “Drive it Home” program which matches donated vehicles in good condition with graduate families in need of a vehicle. This program also occasionally helps to pay for basic repairs to keep families safe and on the road.
Depending on the family, the situation, and the goals we assist with the costs of many other things such as:
Child care – day care and summer / school breaks
Continuing education / job training
Not every family needs assistance with all of the things on that list and occasionally there will be a need not listed that we will help cover. For the most part, though, these are the most common needs that require funding or donations.
When a family graduates from our program, we determine their needs and then use donated funds to help them get the things they need so that they may succeed in their independence.
We are able to keep our expenses down by partnering with other nonprofits and agencies to maximize the impact at lower costs. Our volunteers and supporters are very generous and help with diaper drives and other needs that our families have.
We are so fortunate to have such a strong and willing base of support.
When you give your support to Family Promise of Greater New Braunfels, you are not only helping individual families, you are also helping the larger community.
For more information on getting involved with FPGNB, call 830-214-0024.