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2014 Families Matter Benefit and Celebration

The 2014 Families Matter Benefit, held on Wednesday, March 26, at the Beverly Hilton Hotel, was a great success. The event was attended by more than 200 guests and raised over $180,000 in support of Friends of the Family’s work to lift children and families out of poverty, protect them from abuse and neglect and ensure their access to quality education, healthcare and supportive resourced communities. Additionally, the enthusiastic crowd generously responded to an in-the-room call for funds to support the agency’s long-awaited move to a new larger facility and campus that will greatly enhance the agency’s impact in the community. Read more...


FOF is Melissa Joan Hart's "Favorite" Charity
Fresh from an extraordinary effort at fundraising for the 2014 Families Matter Benefit & Celebration, Melissa Joan Hart has found a new way to support Friends of the Family in an ongoing way! It’s CHIDEO – a new website that offers celebrities a way to connect with their fans AND make money for their favorite charities at the same time. FOF is so very honored to be Melissa’s favorite charity! Check it out here and spread the word to all your friends!

2014 Festival of Readers!
The 2014 Festival of Readers will take place at Mission College on Saturday, April 26, from 10:00AM to 2:00PM. This much-loved community event celebrates the importance of families reading together in children’s school and life success. Read more.

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Friends of the Family is among the most highly regarded family resource centers in Southern California. The organization provides a safety net of support for families as they struggle to care for their children in the face of multiple challenges including poverty, community violence, isolation, language barriers, and inadequate schools.
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Our organization serves more than 5,000 family members each year with a range of programs that result in improved family and community health, educational readiness and achievement, family economic self-sufficiency, and community unity.
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Our vision is the creation of vibrant communities where all children and families thrive and succeed. We work to help families foster resilient and joyful children who will be able to realize whatever unique potential of mind, body, and spirit he or she possesses.
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