The mission of Family Foundations is "to maximize the potential of individuals and families in Northeast Florida to lead better lives." Through the delivery of high quality and affordable financial stability and mental health counseling services, Family Foundations envisions a thriving community of financially and emotionally stronger individuals and families.
In order to fulfill our mission, Family Foundations incorporates its core values into planning and implementation of all our programs. These values include:
*Accountability - We believe in doing what we say and taking ownership for all actions.
*Collaboration - We believe that working with community partners fosters relationships and optimizes outcomes.
*Compassion - We believe everyone is deserving of compassion, courtesy, dignity and respect.
*Community Focus - We believe giving individuals and families the tools they need to strengthen themselves leads to stronger communities.
*Self-Determination -- We believe that guiding individuals and families toward empowerment and self-sufficiency has a positive impact on their lives and our community.
Family Foundations’ Financial Wellness program assists individuals and families manage finances and resources in a complex and challenging world. Through a comprehensive array of services, we help families in Northeast Florida increase financial literacy skills including: budgeting, credit scoring, housing counseling, down-payment assistance, debt management, payday lending issues, student loan counseling, foreclosure intervention and bankruptcy. Utilizing individual and group sessions taught by certified financial counselors, Family Foundations provides the tools, knowledge and resources to effectively manage one’s finances. Our counselors also participate as the financial education component in Jacksonville’s Financial Opportunity Center, a collaboration aimed at helping families coordinate their employment and financial wellness strategies. Annually, Family Foundations coordinates Wi$e Money Week, a week-long celebration that brings together numerous volunteers to deliver financial education to youth, adults, seniors and veterans to increase knowledge and stress the importance of financial literacy and responsibility.
Family Foundations’ Mental Health Counseling is delivered through two programs: Family and Individual Counseling Services (FICS) and, in conjunction with the local United Way, Westside Full Service Schools (WFSS). FICS provides a comprehensive set of mental health services to individuals and families and is the only community- based program in Northeast Florida that provides low or no-cost counseling services. No one is ever turned away based upon their capacity to pay. Also, through an FICS collaboration with the local Partnership for Child Health, we work with and counsel youth caught up in the juvenile justice system to reduce the rate of recidivism. WFSS provides services to school-aged youth and their families to address behaviors that interfere with educational achievement, helping students to mitigate or eliminate non-academic barriers limiting their full potential. Each of our counselors are Licensed Mental Health practitioners and/ or supervised Registered Mental Health Interns.
The mission of Family Foundations is "to maximize the potential of individuals and families in Northeast Florida to lead better lives." Through the delivery of high quality and affordable financial stability and mental health counseling…