Mission: Our primary mission is to help low to moderate income youth (families), obtain and/or maintain self-sufficiency through application of tools learned in our educational programs & by providing a bridge of assistance when they need it most. Youth (Adults) of all ages have continued to benefit from successful completion of our programs.
Our secondary mission is to help build the partnership between youth, parents, adults, educators and their community. This is accomplished through on-going communication, open feedback, up-to-date information, technological advances and creative activities that encourage all parties to successfully interact.
Results: This year we have positively impacted over 3500 children (families), through participation in our programs.
As we approach 2015 Tax Season, we anticipate another 250-500 persons will be positively impacted through our Tax Preparation Program.
Target demographics: Low to Moderate income children (families)
Direct beneficiaries per year: 1000's
Geographic areas served: Northeast Ohio regional.
Programs: Education & Training, Employment, Business Services, Veteran, Homeless, Emergency Action Services, Advocacy, Preservation, Social Services, Counseling, Document Preparation and Referral programs.
The foundation was there when I had no other place to turn. The staff is extremely helpful and caring. I would most definitely recommend this organization to any one in need and even those in a rough spot.
I remember volunteering for the summer lunch program and working with the parents and children. On one occasion a young mother had her baby there and her baby was crying. I asked what was wrong and she explained that her baby needed some milk but wasn't old enough for the program. I told her that there is no need for your baby to be hungry so another volunteer and I asked the program lead if we could give the baby some milk. We were told we could. You see the lead always bought extra food and drink, because she didn't want anyone to leave the program hungry. We gave the lady milk for her baby and some extra to take with her because she walked to the program. The lady was so happy because she said her baby hadn't eaten since the morning and this was enough to last her until her mother came and brought her some milk later on. Kudos to Linferion and keep up the good work!
I volunteered with the Summer Youth Food program. I loved working with the team as they served low to moderate income youth summer meals. The team was extremely organized and compassionate. I can't wait until next year when they run the program again.