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Where Your Money Goes

When you make a donation to Family Service of the Piedmont, about 10c of each $1.00 you give goes to support operating costs of the agency. The remaining 90c out of each $1.00 goes directly to provide services for children and families.

You may choose to designate your gift to a specific program, or give to support services in a specific location if you wish.

Here are some examples of what your gift might provide

$10 Buys
- A toy for an abused child visiting the Children’s Advocacy Center
- A puppet for children’s play therapy
- Personal hygiene products for shelter clients

$25 Buys
- Transportation for victims who cannot otherwise get to the women’s shelter
- Diapers and wipes for a Healthy Start family
- One person’s attendance at a free financial literacy workshop, providing information on budgeting, credit, or homeownership
- Emergency assistance (food, electricity, etc) for a family in need

$50 Buys
- A one hour initial counselling appointment to assess the needs of a client and share available options
- A one hour support group for victims of domestic violence
- A week’s food for a woman in the shelter with no money and no food stamps

$100 Buys
- One therapy session for an individual or family struggling with relationship problems, depression, or substance addiction
- One budget counselling and education session for a family to enhance their financial self-sufficiency
- One reverse mortgage counselling session for seniors needing to supplement their monthly income
- One week’s worth of food for a woman and her children in the domestic violence shelter

$250 Buys
- Two sessions by a certified credit counselor to assist families with loan modification and avoid foreclosure on their homes
- Two nights in shelter for a battered woman and her children
- Three therapy sessions for a child victim of sexual abuse and their family

$500 Buys
- Two months group therapy for men in the Domestic Violence Intervention Program, to help them change violent behaviors
- Four pre-purchase homeownership counselling sessions for families looking to buy their first home
- Five therapy sessions for a couple trying to save their marriage

$1,000 Buys
- A week in the shelter for a battered woman and her children
- Ten weeks of counselling for a child or adult victim of sexual abuse
- Eight sessions of mortgage assistance and debt management to help families avoid foreclosure as a result of unemployment associated with economic downturn

Thank you for helping Family Service build safe and healthy families with your donation!

DISCLAIMER: The diagnosis and treatment of psychiatric disorders requires trained professionals. The information provided here is to be used for educational purposes only. It should not be used as a substitute for seeking professional care for the diagnosis and/or treatment of any mental or psychiatric disorder.