Families Moving Forward is a mission-oriented, volunteer-driven social service agency with 2 programs: one in which 40 local congregations work together to provide emergency shelter to about 60 homeless families each year, and the second which provides affordable rental housing for homeless families using gifts and donations.
Two times each year, our congregation joins with Families Moving Forward to provide emergency shelter for families in a housing crisis for one or two week periods. We welcome families with children offering them private space, evening meals, provisions for lunches, overnight hosting, and emotional support and encouragement.
While each family works on their individual goals with the day center social workers, all participants experience acceptance, a listening ear, and a clean and dignified environment as they get back on their feet.
Valley is proud to be a part of this successful program.
Valley youth sleeping outside in cardboard boxes to raise money for Families Moving Forward.