88 cents of every dollar donated directly helps women, children and families in poverty
Not long ago, Julian and her two children – Prince and Amira – were homeless. For nearly three years the family bounced from shelter to shelter and sometimes even spent scary nights in a tiny, cramped car.
Due to the toxic stress of extreme poverty and homelessness, the kids’ physical and emotional development was delayed.
Fortunately, Jody, a Family Advocate at the Center for Transforming Lives, met the family and enrolled the children in CTL’s free Child Development Center. Amira and Prince’s teachers were nurturing, kind, and sang silly songs. The teachers individualized lessons to help bring the kids up to speed, and provided Julian with tips and activities to help maintain a healthy family under the stress of living in a shelter.
Julian was relieved. Her children would have a safe and educational place to stay during the day, while Julian looked for work and stabilized her life.
But Jody was far from finished helping Julian and the children. First, Jody helped get the family on waitlists for housing. Second, Jody helped Julian prepare for and maintain a job. Third, Jody connected the young mother with parenting courses and financial education.
With free, high-quality care for Prince and Amira and a family advocate to help support and guide the family, Julian was able to ﬁnd a job, a permanent home, and create a stable environment for her family. What once seemed impossible became a reality – a family that is healthy and thriving.
Julian now has a full-time job and healthier, happier kids. Her children have a permanent home and no longer fear spending nights in their car.
Will you help more homeless moms and children? Your gift today will help provide safe housing, quality child care and education, and financial stability services for hundreds of women and children like Julian, Prince and Amira. Thank you for your caring and your generosity.
Please donate today to break the cycle of poverty and homelessness for women and children in our community.
You can support the Center for Transforming Lives when you shop online. AmazonSmile donates a percentage of each purchase to support our programs for impoverished women, children and families.
Many companies will match your gift, allowing you to double or even triple the impact of your contribution. Ask your Human Resources department for information on your company’s matching gift policy.
Your donation of supplies allows the Center for Transforming Lives to utilize funds to serve more women and children living in homelessness and poverty in our community. Donations are accepted Monday – Friday, from 9 a.m. – 5 p.m., at the Center for Transforming Lives, 512 W. 4th Street in downtown Fort Worth. (Parking lot is accessible at the corner of 3rd and Burnett streets.)
For more information, contact us at (817) 332-6191