TRICOUNTY FAMILY MINISTRIES IS PREPARING FOR THE 2013 CHRISTMAS CELEBRATION ON DEC 20TH AND IS IN NEED OF NEW, UNWRAPPED TOYS AND GENTLY USED ADULTS AND CHILDREN'S COATS. EMAIL US FOR DROP OFF INFORMATION. BRUNCH WILL BE SERVED TO OVER 1400 FOLKS IN NEED RIGHT HERE IN OUR COMMUNITY, INCLUDING OVER 575 CHILDREN .
Who we are...
Tricounty Family Ministries (TFM), is a faith-based not-for-profit, ecumenical ministry providing food, clothing, medical care, counseling, transportation, shelter, financial assistance and other vital services to the less fortunate in the Tricounty area. It offers a safe, compassionate, and inviting place for all people in need.
We are always in the need for donations and appreciate anything you can give. If you are interesting in helping out, click here.
If you need to utilize any of our services, please to stop our office and speak to us.
_ Founded in 1983 as Lutheran Social Services (LSS) by three Lutheran and one Methodist ministers, our organization humbly began as a soup kitchen which has since served more than 2.9 million meals to the less fortunate in the Tricounty area. Our organization is a sign of hope in one of the poorest neighborhoods, which is populated by the elderly on fixed incomes and the “working poor”, who are often in despair and lacking education, and who cannot make ends meet due to lack of resources to rebuild when stricken with poverty, illness, or addiction.
Volunteers representing all ages, walks of life and religious affiliations—even many current clients—work at our center to help break the cycle of poverty and abuse. We help young and old alike live with a sense of worth as human beings.
_ We offer services to anyone in need and all are provided at no cost. At least 97% of our budget goes directly to programs.
This Monday at Tricounty Family Ministries was like all other days at the center. Clients come to our doors seeking a safe place for a community need. But this Monday was not a typical day for one woman.
Amanda wants to give a "voice" to the homeless. She, her finance' and Binkie her loving pup, found themselves homeless after they both lost their jobs. She applied for disability,but was declined. Not knowing where to turn, and spending several nights in a vacant building she came to Tricounty Family Ministries.
Our Counselor was able to assess the situation. Amanda was given spiritual guidance, help with strategy for her future and a train ticket back to Florida where she has family support.
We don't turn people away that are just trying to survive. Tricounty Family Ministries provides hope to those needing a compassionate voice and guidance as to their lives' direction.
Please consider how your life can impact so many others with Tricounty Family Ministries. Email us for more information firstname.lastname@example.org.
Click on the picture of Amanda below to see her story with Channel 2 News.