FAO Office Opens at Northland Church to Serve Homeless Families
The FAO office is a volunteer based program that is working in partnership with Seminole County Public School's Family In Transition (FIT) program.
FAO Resource Advocates have been extensively trained and work specifically with FIT families for a period of three months connecting them to community resources, both school and other related agencies.
The goal of the program is to help achieve stability through the connection of community resources. The program is a transition path for another community resource to help the family attain the ultimate goal of self-sufficiency.
What Are the Families Saying?
The FAO office at Northland offers a safe environment of respect and encouragement.
The FAO Resource Advocate was very kind and understanding, that was important to us.
Homelessness was such and unexpected thing, we were glad there are people who care and want to help in the midst of a crisis.
Families in Transition
All families served through the FAO office participate in the Families in Transition (FIT) program through the Seminole County public schools. Families are often in the midst of a the personal crisis of homelessness.
All of the volunteer Advocates understand and support the mission of FIT which is to allow stability in the life of the school aged child to learn.
Each FIT family is paired with their FAO Resource Advocate to talk through various resource needs and issues that might arize.