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Hopefully you’ve read the previous posts where an attempt is made to shed light on the behind-the-scenes of F.I.A.T.M. (Family Is All That Matters). I assure you, this is no easy feat. The most challenging part is conveying the heart and intention behind everything that is done and said to make a positive impact in a community, one family at a time. The needs are great and varied. They are both complex and simple. They are both individual and collective in nature. While we admit we can’t be all things to all people we give it a valiant effort.
We recognize that the make up of families have changed and evolved over the years. This, in and of itself, broadens the baseline of specific needs. It’s interesting how media formulates and pushes societal trends like, DEI (Diversity, Equity and Inclusion), single parent homes, aging out foster care and group home youths and the impact abandonment has on children to name a few. At F.I.A.T.M. we’ve addressed and continue to implement viable solutions for the families we are honored to serve. In doing so, we hope that if you have a practical skillset that will benefit others that you feel comfortable reaching out to me at: firstname.lastname@example.org to enter a lively conversation on how you can join us in helping one family at a time.
Currently we are in a growth phase. We are in the process of exploring how to expand our reach. It’s exciting. The exciting part is seeing the growth and response from the community of our efforts. Witnessing the youth mindset being changed and adjusted is heartwarming. Experiencing the eyes of the children as we enter their school campus gives us chills. We continually receive positive feedback from administrators of the impact we’re making. This, of course, keeps us both inspired and motivated.
That being shared, it’s frustrating at times. The frustration comes from seeing the myriad of needs and trying to creatively meet them. For the sake of full transparency, we need help. We need introductions to individuals and organizations that are outward focused and want to make a difference in our community. If you have a relationship with a generous individual or organization, feel comfortable connecting me to them via email at: email@example.com.
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