This week we launched our new Family Advocacy Center program.  It’s super exciting for a number of reasons:

  1. We get to help more people.
  2. Actually, really, that’s all there is and that’s enough.

I’ve been working here since 2009 and I can honestly say that helping people is my favorite part of the job (though having my own bathroom is a nice perk). With the Family Advocacy Center we’ll be able to help families in some new ways.

Here are just some of the services we’ll be providing (for free)

Case Management & Client Advocacy

Life Skills/Coaching

Parenting classes/groups

Family Store – food and clothing assistance

Community Outreach

Visit Spaces

Computer Lab

Access to Shower/Laundry Facilities for Families without water access Linkage to Erin’s Night’s Shield Foundation for Rent/Energy Assistance

Night’s Shield has been serving Southern Illinois for eleven years now and we’re super excited to continue that work with the new Family Advocacy Center Program. Thanks for supporting and believing in us. We couldn’t do it without you.