Family Support Teams
A Family Support Team (FST) is a supportive mentoring relationship through which a team of people share wisdom, knowledge, experience, information and perspective to foster the personal growth of another.
The goal of the FST program is to develop supportive mentoring relationships between church members and the families/individuals served through our programs; where the families can build relationships of support, accountability, friendship and ongoing training.
We all have a need for insight that is outside of our normal life and educational experience. The power of supportive mentoring relationships is that it creates a one-of-a-kind opportunity for community, goal achievement and problem-solving.
What is a Family Support Team?
- 4 – 6 people within a church, with 1 person/couple serving as the Family Support Lead
- Includes men and women, young and old, married and single
- Willing to establish an on-going “ministry of friendship” with a family overcoming homelessness
- Committed to the Team for 12 to 18 months while single mother/father/family is with HSF
What does the Family Support Team offer?
- Sustained relationship and support
- A role model to the family
- Guidance and assistance to the family as they are going through a difficult period in their lives
- Committed to spend time and energy with the family helping them achieve and maintain stability.
- Provide practical assistance and accountability in issues like:
- Planning household budget and goals
- Going back to school
- Excelling at work, school, and life
- Support the family in their personal growth
- Help the family to meet their basic needs
- Encouragement and building up the family’s self esteem
To find out more information, contact:
Tyrone Peterson, Director of Family Support Teams
TPeterson@hopesouthflorida.org or 954-566-2311