The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
OUR MISSION To equip families with tools they need to become self-sufficient members of the community. OUR VISION: Strong Families Today for a Stronger Community Tomorrow.
HOW WE SERVE THE COMMUNITY
Community Family Centers/Centros Familiares de la Comunidad (CFC) is a multi-service non-profit organization that offers a wide range of bilingual services to help families address their basic needs as they move toward self-sufficiency and economic advancement. CFC furthers its mission of strengthening families and enriching lives by:
* Providing a safe and nurturing environment for children to excel and adults to learn * Strengthening community partnerships * Promoting cultural understanding and community empowerment
For more than 40 years, CFC has served low-income families within Houston’s impoverished Greater East End. From humble beginnings as a group of community volunteers working out of a church basement, CFC has grown into an agency with a $2.7 million annual operating budget, 46 staff members, and more than 250 volunteers, which serve over 44,000 clients a year.