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The Center for Family Resources

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Nonprofit Overview

Causes: Emergency Assistance, Human Services

Mission: The Center for Family Resources strengthens individuals, families, and communities.

Programs: The direct services program provides assistance for rent, mortgage, utilities, food, prescriptions, and transportation to eligible families and individuals to help them retain permanent housing. Case management services help participants assess their situation, determine the root causes of the housing instability, and establish a goal plan to address the issues. Additional supportive services including financial management, education or employment services may also be provided. Following assistance, the case manager continues to work with the participant on accomplishing the goal plan. Participants are tracked at 1 month, 3 months, and 6 months following assistance.

housing services provide a range of services for homeless families as well as affordable, permanent housing for the community. Cfr operates both short-term (90 days) and transitional (24 months) housing for homeless families (minimum one adult and one child) meeting the hud definition of homelessness. Operating as an alternative to congregate shelters, families are placed in individual apartments where they have 24 hours of safe, secure housing and maintain a higher degree of normalcy and self-reliance in their everyday routines. Participants are required to actively participate in the case management process and develop life and economic skills to increase their capacity to obtain residential stability and a self-sufficient lifestyle. Goals focus around addressing the issues that led to the family becoming homeless and in building additional skills contributing to the family's obtaining and retaining permanent housing. A variety of support services are provided to help stabilize families while they are in the program including assistance with child care, food, transportation, employment, education/job training, mental and/or physical health needs. Cambridge woods apartments, a 32-unit complex, provides 12 units for transitional housing for homeless families and 20 units of permanent, affordable housing to the community. Monthly rent is currently $485 and residents' income must be equal to, or above, three times the monthly rate.

office space is leased to a variety of nonprofits at a discounted rate. These partner organizations offer similar services, but with different target populations, and create synergy and comprehensive services for the homeless and near-homeless to ensure the best possible care.

Community Stories

1 Story from Volunteers, Donors & Supporters

Vickey S.

General Member of the Public

Rating: 5

I would like to nominate The Center for Family Resources (CFR) in Marietta, Georgia because they have an extensive program that actually helps people transition. They helped my daughter when I could no longer offer her shelter because I stayed with someone. They gave her an apartment, completely furnished with new side items like dishes, bathroom items, sheets, etc. I mean they provided all the things you need to live when you have absolutely nothing to begin. They provided day care, job counseling, clothing vouchers and were just very supportive. There are probably other programs like this on but I have not come across any. This program allowed you to be sheltered in a non-sheltering way, it allowed you to feel like you were doing it on your own. Sometimes women coming out of bad situations feel stigmatized and have emotional problems when made to feel like they are helpless. This program makes you empowered! Thank God for them!