MISSION STATEMENT

Family Assistance Ministries is a faith-based charitable non-profit organization assisting those in need in Orange County with resources for food, shelter, and personalized supportive counsel and aid, helping clients bridge the gap from dependency to self-sufficiency.

Family Assistance Ministries
1030 Calle Negocio
San Clemente, CA 92673
family-assistance.org

TRANSFORMATION

AND RESULTS

  • Over 56,506 encounters with children and adults

  • 11,000 unique people were reached

  • Over 46% of those reached are children under 18

  • 15% of people FAM reaches are seniors, a growing vulnerable population

  • 92 homeless mothers and children and single women were sheltered through Gilchrist House, FAM’s interim homeless shelter

  • $78,000 in rental assistance prevented homelessness

  • $47,000 rapidly rehoused homeless off the streets

  • $29,000 in transportation assistance enabled clients to make it to Drs. appointments, job interviews, work, and provided car repairs and registration

  • $21,000 helped keep lights, gas and water on to avoid shut-off of utilities

  • $43,000 helped San Clemente Seniors remain or become stably housed

  • 480 students received back-to-school supplies, helping to begin the school year equipped to learn

  • 2,759 Thanksgiving meals were provided to hungry people

  • 900 children were adopted for Christmas by our amazing donors

  • 545 children met Santa Claus, received 2 toys and a new pair of shoes

  • 781,199 pounds of food redistributed

  • 150 weekly volunteers provided 12,225 hours of service

  • $2 million in food, personal care items, and clothing were redistributed to people in need

  • All clients meet with a case manager to create a working budget in order to begin making the tough decisions needed to regain self-sufficiency

  • All cash aid is paid directly to service providers

FINANCIALS

OPERATIONS

Who We Serve

  • FAM serves individuals and families in need in Orange County, California.

Healthy Food Choices

  • Client choice

  • Fresh, frozen, canned, boxed and bagged food

  • Street food packs

  • Second Saturdays - USDA food distribution (2nd Saturday of each month)

  • Senior Commodities program

Case Management

  • Case Management (required of all new clients and clients seeking financial assistance)

  • Budget and Credit Coaching

  • Job Search Coaching

  • Health and Human Services Referrals

Homeless Services

  • Mail service

  • Coordinated entry intake

  • Rapid Rehousing

  • Interim transitional housing

  • Referrals to permanent supportive housing

  • Thanksgiving community meal

  • Referrals to homeless court

  • Personal care and hygiene kits

  • Food

  • Clothing

  • El Niño relief items

  • Health and Human Services referrals

Living Assistance

  • Rapid rehousing

  • Rental/motel assistance (paid directly to landlord/motel)

  • Transportation assistance (bus passes, gas vouchers and car repairs)

  • Financial assistance (bills paid directly to provider)

  • Medical/Rx bill assistance (paid directly to provider)

  • Utilities assistance (paid directly to utility company)

  • Diapers, formula and baby care items

  • Free clothing boutique

  • Toiletry packs

  • RX discount card

  • Personal care and hygiene supplies

  • Holiday gifts and food baskets

  • Tax preparation (offered by volunteer income tax assistance)

Gilchrist House

  • Interim/transitional shelter

  • Safe shelter for homeless women and homeless mothers with children.

  • One-on-one case management

  • One-on-one job search coaching

  • Financial counseling

  • Life skills training offered

FAMily House

  • Safe shelter for homeless families with children 0-5 years of age

  • Case management

  • Linkages to health home for children

  • Early childhood screening

  • One-on-one job search coaching

  • Financial counseling

  • Life skills training

  • Transportation assistance

  • Alcohol and drug free environment


Mary Gray Perdue
Executive Director

Marc Marger
Director of Operations

PRESIDENT
Avarelle Silver-Westrick
Keller Williams OC Coastal Realty
Realtor/Attorney

VICE PRESIDENT
Dick Veale
Sales Executive
Retired

TREASURER
Bob Grant
Robert B. Grant, CPA
Principal & Certified Public Accountant

 

SECRETARY
Andrew Donchak
Anamark Capital
President & Investment Banker

 

MEMBER AT LARGE
Julie Puentes
Hospital Association of So.CA
Vice President/Retired

 

MEMBER AT LARGE
C. Kirk Steele
Nationwide Insurance
Former CEO/Retired

Members of the Board

Phil Bodem
Meritage Homes
President, So. CA Division

John Buckles
Ventura Foods
Exec. Vice President Sales & Marketing

Patrick Griffin
Doctor of Optometry

France Helfer
Tinykicks Inc.
CEO & President

Wyn Holmes
N. Woods Construction Co. Inc.
Real Estate Investor

Rev. Jim King
Pastor/Retired

Michele Palma Koschel
UC Irvine
Senior Director of Development

Larry Leisenring
DBA LPL Financial
Financial Consultant


William Maxwell
Maxwell & Company CPAs, Inc.
President & CEO, Certified Public Accountant

Carolyn McOwen
Presbyterian Pastor
Honorably Retired

Fred Meyer
Health Care Consultant
Former CEO - Health Care

Joseph O'Connor
O'Connor Mortuaries
Founder & CEO

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