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Family Support Teams

Support Teams Family Support Teams (STFs) are a part of our faith-based solution to homelessness. STFs are small groups from local churches that have volunteered to offer emotional and spiritual support, mentoring, friendship, and HOPE for those  recovering from homelessness. In FY 2018 HOPE South had 24 active STFs.

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:

To learn more about Support Teams for Families or to initiate a STFs at your church please call  954-566-2311