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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Centers, Housing Rehabilitation, Housing Search Assistance, Human Services, Mental Health, Residential Mental Health Treatment

Mission: Endeavors seeks to provide comprehensive, effective, and innovative services that encourage growth, allowing people to build better lives for themselves, their families, and their communities. Why? Because we believe that everyone holds the capacity to grow, heal, change, succeed, and affect others positively. Our vision is to unify families and communities torn apart by poverty, unemployment, or neglect by providing real, practical solutions and a path to earned income. We do this through a wide array of programs and services supporting children, families, veterans and those struggling with mental illness and other significant disabilities.

Programs: Child and youth services-licensed after school programs, childcare & learning centers, and summer camps. Program is funded through client fees and grants. Additionally qualifying families can receive scholorships or reduced fees. 1,200 individuals were served in the year 2014. Emergency childcare services-a mobile unit that can deploy nationally provide services for youth & families in temporary shelters and evacuation centers. The ecs unit consists of experienced certified childcare staff that is equipped to set up safe and supervised childcare zones in emergency shelters for evacuees. This program is funded through contracts. 7,000 individuals were served in the year 2014.

community based services-homeless prevention, crisis intervention, counseling, case management and life skills training provided for children, families, seniors, veterans and individuals. Employment/job skills training purpose is to assist veterans in the assessment of their job skill levels to ensure appropriate training can meet their needs. Veterans will receive targeted job skill training which best prepare them in their transition back into the workforce. The program is funded through client fees, grants, and contracts. 8,500 individuals were served in 2014.

fairweather family lodge (ffl) - provides shelter and training for homeless women with chronic mental illness and their children. It serves as a permanent living facility for its residents. This program is funded through government and private grants and contracts. 110 individuals benefited from this program in 2014.

Community Stories

2 Stories from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters


Rating: 5

In response to the review posted on March 19, 2013 by riczaj01:

We have contacted this reviewer and have confirmed that this is the same individual that was directed to no longer utilize our programs due to verbal threats and aggressive behavior towards agency employees.

On two occasions, this behavior occurred in the presence of children as young as 2 years of age. After the 2nd occasion the individual was informed that due to these incidents they could no longer utilize agency youth programs. Approximately 20 days later the individual posted this review.

The reviewer’s experience with our agency is unfortunate. Regardless, we have noted the concerns and have reviewed policies, parent communication, and curriculum. Family Endeavors’ philosophy is based on the belief that children learn best when they are engaged, interested, and surrounded by knowledgeable and caring adults. As an organization that is constantly striving to improve its services, we take customer concerns very seriously and will use this information to improve our programs.

A report of the incident is on file for qualified Funders. For more information, contact admin@familyendeavors.org.


General Member of the Public

Rating: 1

Afterschool care was good, no complaints, but for less money I can send my son to a martial arts dojo his homework is still done, and he gets 3 1 hour martial arts classes a week.

Camps were not good, and we swtiched less then 1 year after joining. They are not parent friendly w/the pick up time, they are poorly organized and cost far to much for what you get.

daycare is horrid, director has zero communication or customer service skills, it is shown in the high turnover of management and staff. The babysitters(if they are not teaching why call them teachers) also did not communicate w/the parents about thier childeren. I recieved a letter from the afternoon 4yr old call babysitter that for 2 weeks multiple childeren had behavior issues and she was reaching out for resolution. Well 2 weeks after the fact it is impossible for a parent to help. Their only interest is in the money you pay them. The pre K curriculum is near non existant, which we were told when we started 1.5 years ago that it would be cutting edge. There were no field trips as promised either. For the price this was a copmlete disappointment.

Review from Guidestar