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Because of your support, Families First is able to offer safe, supportive housing, counseling, parenting classes, and many more life-changing services to children and families throughout Georgia.
This holiday season, please help us continue to build pathways to independence and self-sufficiency
for the families in our care, like Ebony's.
Learn more about Ebony's journey below, and click to give what you can today.
Ebony, a single mother, entered our Shelter-A-Family program after extenuating circumstances left her homeless and unable to provide for her children.
Once Ebony joined our Shelter-A-Family supportive housing program, she immediately made it clear that she wanted to work hard to improve her family's circumstances.
Ebony's on-site case managers at our Shelter-A-Family apartment community referred Ebony to the Wellspring Living Women's Academy, where she signed up for its job training program. Within weeks, Ebony was certified in Microsoft Office. She was then connected to an internship with Fulton County, which she has now completed. Ebony and her case managers are hopeful this will turn into full-time employment!
Meanwhile, Ebony's 13-year-old son, Calik, received the Georgia REACH Scholarship this fall for his academic excellence. Now, over the next four years of high school, Calik will work closely with his REACH mentor to set academic and personal goals and maintain his REACH scholarship. With the $10,000 scholarship, Calik plans to attend Georgia Tech to become an engineer!
Calik will not be the first of Ebony's children to attend college. Her twin boys currently attend Georgia State University under great academic standing. We're so excited to see Calik blossom and join his siblings as a college student.
Because of your support, Families First and the Shelter-A-Family program have been able to provide a place to call home to Ebony and her family, as well as practical resources and emotional support during a time when she thought she had hit rock bottom.
Please donate today to ensure that families like Ebony's continue to receive the supports they need to set them back on the path to success and independence.