We EMPOWER women to reclaim their dignity, inner strength and place in their communities.
The John B. Moss Memorial Fund for Emergency Shelter
We help women in our community avoid homelessness by assisting them with temporary shelter expenses, security deposits and short term rent. Most of the women who are coming to us have found themselves destitute because of misfortune of one kind or another. Like many in our country, they were one paycheck away from being homeless.
We have a household necessities program powered by donations from the Northeast Florida area. One of our assistance coordinators conducts a home-visit to evaluate the needs of the client. We pick up donated items and deliver them to our client’s homes. These items may include beds, cribs, sofas, tables, sheets, blankets, towels, dishes, and many other household items.
We mentor young women in Adult Continuing Education programs and offer GED tutoring on a one-on-one basis, using volunteers from the community. Our goal is to help women break down the barriers that block them from progressing. We help meet the needs of women who desire to further their education. The eventual outcome of this program is to have our women enter college through the FSCJ Promise Program.