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Never More Than Now

December, 2020

Why now?

This is what is happening now: with illness and isolation overshadowing our days, the barriers that some in our community have struggled with all along are now multiplied.

Homelessness, food insecurity, emotional challenges, all have increased during the COVID-19 pandemic.

COVID-19 has affected the economy, closing businesses for the short or long term. That has meant job losses. Job losses have led to food insecurity, unpaid bills, eviction notices. These stressors in turn have led to increases in domestic violence and child abuse and neglect.

As our community faces a global health crisis and widespread shutdown, we know the need for our work at Family & Children Services will not stop but grow. COVID-19 has tested us—all of us—as never before.

And still, we stand strong, committed as ever to be an essential service provider and a critical resource for our community.

To invest in Family & Children Services is to invest in our community—your community—because we bring HOPE to individuals and families in a year when so many are on the brink of losing everything.

How are we helping now?

HANDLE WITH CARE, the annual fund of Family & Children Services, provides critical resources when and where they are needed most. Your gift can help to strengthen and improve the lives of children and families.

Through HANDLE WITH CARE, we extend emergency funds to stabilize those in greatest need. Our clinicians work with individuals as well as families to address their basic needs and teach essential coping skills during this ongoing crisis.

Most importantly, we give our clients HOPE.

We remain connected with each of our clients during the pandemic, listening to and understanding their unique needs so we can respond in a timely, caring and respectful way.

In partnership with you, our donors, we continue to live our mission—to support, strengthen and preserve the safety, well-being and dignity of individuals, children and families.

Please consider making a gift to HANDLE WITH CARE this year. It’s a tax deduction for you and a lifeline for those who can use a helping hand during a most difficult time.

No better time than now.

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