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Families Foward is Open and Ready to Help

The following is a spotlight on our Charitable Partner, Families Forward, and their efforts amid the current coronavirus crisis.

Dear friends, supporters, clients and community partners,

As we continue to monitor the coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis closely, Families Forward is open and here to respond to the unprecedented needs in our community. We remain committed to providing uninterrupted services to families experiencing homelessness.

During this time of uncertainty, parents may lose their jobs or see a significant reduction in hours. Vulnerable families are worried about losing their housing and feeding their children. Families Forward exists to help these families in need and that hasn’t changed. While we are taking all necessary precautions and practicing social distancing in the workplace, we are continuing normal operations in anticipation of seeing an increase in requests for services.

What are we doing for families in need:

-Drive-thru* food distribution Monday through Friday, 10am to 2pm - no appointment necessary. This service is open to anyone, regardless if they are a Families Forward client or not. No one in need will be turned away.
-All of our regular programs (housing assistance, counseling, career services, etc.) are operating remotely via phone, video conferencing and email.


How Can You Help?

There is an increased need for food assistance in the community

Donate today to provide food to those in need and sustain critical programs keeping families safe and housed during this crisis.  

By following the link to the Families Forward Amazon Wish List, you can donate any of our most needed food items in just a few clicks. Prefer to shop at Boxed.com, Costco or other online shopping site? Purchase any amount of the above items and have them shipped directly to our offices!

All donations can be dropped off in person* Monday through Friday from 10am - 2pm or shipped to:

Families Forward
8 Thomas
Irvine, CA 92618

*We have set up a drive thru food distribution/donation station with appropriate distancing and sanitizing protocols to protect our clients, donors, volunteers and staff.

Together, we can provide hope to families in these uncertain times. 
Thank you for thinking of Families Forward and those in need while you are keeping your own family safe during this crisis.