First Place Family Center is a refuge and place of support for children and their families who are low income, at risk of losing their housing or are already in transition between homes due to job loss, health issues and other critical problems.
Staff and volunteers help the families identify barriers to achieving self-sufficiency and resources needed to overcome those barriers. Each family develops an individually tailored action plan in order to move towards stability. Components may include job search, GED Classes, locating affordable housing, drug and alcohol treatment, parenting classes, budgeting and money management. Each family receives ongoing support and advocacy as they access housing, secure and maintain employment, and take the steps necessary to address issues that may have contributed to their homelessness.
You can join with other members of Central Lutheran Church to provide a weekly meal for families in need. CLC is preparing and providing Monday night meals every week, and we could use your help. If you are able to pick up, prepare, or deliver food for the First Place families, please contact us at info at welcometocentral dot org for more information. You can also reach out directly to one of our team leaders: Carol Shepherd, Kim Meyers, or Bernie Bopp.