Our Family Assistance Program supports families who have young children and live in South, Central and Downtown Los Angeles. The poverty rate in these neighborhoods is more than twice the city average, and circumstances are even harder for families with young children. For our client families and countless others like them, a short-term crisis can have extremely negative long-term consequences.
Too many of these families struggle alone, and our Family Assistance Program works to right this wrong through providing hope and stability to those in need. Through short-term, targeted assistance, our program provides emergency support for low-income families to help them regain stability in the face of a short-term crisis. We utilize a thorough referral system with long-term Head Start partners, who help substantiate the need and assist in distributing our assistance. One Voice is the only agency in Los Angeles offering these emergency services with the same depth, breadth, and speed of assistance, and we provide emergency assistance to more than 500 families each year.
Our Family Assistance Program is designed to help families before they become homeless or go hungry, providing the assistance families need to remain stable. Not only is our program far less costly and far easier to help these families before they become homeless or go hungry, but also because we believe it is the right thing to do.