Building Families First Community Organization
How is your organization making a difference in Detroit today?
We are revitalizing the neighborhoods along with the lives we touch. We provide supportive services to the families that participate in our programs. However, the addition of the housing program provides a safe and affordable place for the family to live while moving into self-sufficiency through our Family Self-Sufficiency (FSS) program. The FSS program encourages families to take ownership of their lives and adopt financially responsible behavior, while becoming independent of governmental assistance.
What are some of your organization’s proudest accomplishments?
Since 2008 we have enabled 8 families graduate off all forms of Government and State financial assistance and into their own home. Our program is not a band aid to the barriers in a participants life, it is a 4 year program that has positive outcomes.
What have been your top lessons learned through your work in your community?
There is so much to do!
What words of wisdom or encouragement would you pass on to others doing work similar to your organization?
To cultivate strong, cohesive families while fostering leadership in the community.
How can others get involved/support your work?
Participate in “Team Building Day” sponsors contribute $750 to $10,000 per team experience and involves 5-20 of your company employees or organizational group members in an exciting day(s)of team building.
We provides building materials, tools, training, supervision, and safety equipment.
“Team Building Day” will enhance your company, organization or church image and strengthen member morale while serving the community. They’ll not only benefit from the team-building aspect of their day(s), but will also gain the satisfaction of making a relevant contribution to their community by rehabbing a affordable home.
“Team Building Day” teams will receive a photo of your team at the worksite and recognition on our website & facebook page. Your team photo will be featured on our video presentation showcased at our annual Volunteer event (date tbd). The event is held to thank the many volunteers, sponsors & donors who help us build not only homes but hope for people in need.
This annual event host 100 to 200 guests comprised of various community leaders, politicians, citizens,dignitaries & corporations. We would love to showcase to our guest that your company embraces community building!
Email: [email protected]
Phone: (734) 743-1351
Social Media: www.facebook.com/BFFCDO/