Family Assistance

Family Assistance

The Family Assistance Program serves families in crisis through three main programs:

Emergency Program

This program provides one-time assistance for the year. Clients are assisted with rent, utility bulls, medical bills, and more. Through this program, clients find instant relief for any crisis they are facing.

Short-Term Assistance

Short-term assistance is provided to clients for 3-6 months. This assistance is provided to clients who are unable to be self-sufficient because of a temporary setback such as a medical issue.

Long-Term Assistance

Long-Term Assistance is provided to clients who are unable to be self-sufficient for longer than 6 months. Some long-term clients are unable to achieve self-sufficiency because of terminal illness, physical or mental disability or illness, mothers with young children, and the elderly.

Support – Stabilize – Uplift

Emergency Program

Sample Cases of Client Needs Supported by FAITH

A recently married woman with a newborn is in the US with no family. She is currently trying to get a sponsor for her husband and has applied for subsidized child care for the baby and is trying to sustain their livelihood. She had a job at Dulles Airport before her marriage, but was unable to hold on to it. She came to FAITH in need of food and money, the FAITH food pantry program was able to provide food and will be helping her with diapers for her baby. She is in need of 3 months rent so that she does not become homeless.

A man with stage 4 lung cancer came to FAITH for rent assistance. He has Medicaid and has applied for disability (social security Insurance). A friend of his is helping him with other expenses, but he needs help paying his rent.

A former daycare worker of 20 years was recently diagnosed of hepatitis. Her husband had also died of hepatitis and she has a daughter who is in college. She is on medicaid and has section 8 housing, but needs assistance with rent and food.

The father of a family of four is currently unable to work, due to a severe back problem, which requires surgery. They need help paying utilities bills, until he is able to work again.

A single mother is struggling to make ends meet. She is working as an assistant to elderly people at the senior citizens center to make enough money for her family. She wants to become self-sufficient by continuing her nursing degree education.