Advocates for Homeless Families is Recognized for Tireless Work
Mayor Randy McClement made a presentation honoring the non-profit organization Advocates for Homeless Families on May 5th. Advocates has been doing meaningful work in our county, helping families move out of the cycle of poverty. Their intensive approach to counseling, job training and education has made a huge difference in the lives of Frederick families…
The success rate of their work is phenomenal, with more than 95% of families showing success in moving on to good jobs and permanent homes for their children. AHF owns and operates single-family homes in Frederick County and provide programs and services that equip people for better paying jobs, increased skills, including important money managing skills. Read more about Advocates for Homeless Families on their website.
The proclamation reads:
“The plight of those without a home can be both lonely and difficult. For over 25 years, Advocates for Homeless Families have worked tirelessly to give a ‘hand up, not a hand out’, working with and enabling their clients to move into permanent housing. Through counseling, education and employment, Advocates for Homeless Families have empowered their clients to become proud and contributing members of society.”
Advocates has fifteen families it is currently mentoring to increase their earnings power, training or education for a better job. The program also helps them improve important life skills, like budgeting and social interaction.
A recent write-up in Frederick Magazine tells the story of Advocates for Homeless Families very well:
Moving Out of Poverty, by Nancy Luse, published April 10, 2015
Save the Date: June 8, 2015, 6:00-9:30pm
Vintage Jewelry Auction at The Lodge Restaurant, 5100 Buckeystown Pike, Frederick, MD 21704. Music to be provided by Freddie Long. The event will feature a silent auction of affordable vintage estate jewelry, 50/50 raffle, door prize drawing for $100 gift certificate to Dutch’s Daughter Restaurant. See more details on the Website.
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