Lend a Helping Hand to Those in Need

We are Committed to alleviating the financial strain for families facing adversity

Our Mission

At A Family In Need, our mission is to empower families in need across the nation, fostering strength, resilience, and togetherness. We believe in the power of family and are dedicated to ensuring that families facing adversity not only survive but thrive. Our commitment extends across a spectrum of challenges, including but not limited to cancer, autism awareness, hunger, and financial hardships, each uniquely highlighted throughout the year to be given the attention and support they deserve.

In the face of some of life’s most daunting obstacles, we stand as a beacon of support, offering a comprehensive range of resources, compassion, and advocacy. By addressing the unique needs of each family, we aim to create a positive impact, bolstering their ability to overcome challenges and emerge stronger together.

At the core of our values is a deep understanding that true assistance goes beyond momentary relief. We strive to build lasting connections with the families we serve, providing ongoing support that transcends individual struggles. Our multifaceted approach encompasses financial aid, educational initiatives, and community outreach to create a holistic support system.

Driven by the belief that everyone deserves an opportunity to thrive, we actively contribute to cancer support, advocation for autism awareness, and work towards eradicating hunger and financial disparities. When your family is in need, our family is here to help.

This Month's Family Focus

All hands on deck for

Autism Awareness Month

This April, as we shine a spotlight on Autism Awareness, A Family In Need is proud to announce an expanded mission to directly support both families and organizations dedicated to autism awareness and acceptance. Our commitment goes beyond education; we are taking actionable steps to foster a society that not only understands but also actively supports individuals with autism and their families.

This Month's Family Focus

All hands on deck for families

facing food insecurity

While our dedication to supporting families extends to a myriad of challenges, our primary emphasis this month is on assisting those who are struggling to put food on their tables for themselves and their children. Furthermore, we actively contribute supplies and provisions to shelters that provide aid to families and children facing similar hardships.

This Month's Family Focus

All hands on deck for families

facing homelessness

While our dedication to supporting families spans a range of challenges, our primary emphasis this month is on offering assistance to families grappling with a nationwide housing crisis. Our primary focus revolves around establishing partnerships and actively collaborating with local family shelters throughout the country. By concentrating our efforts in this collaborative manner, we strive to create a comprehensive and impactful support system for families navigating the challenges of housing instability.

This Month's Family Focus

All hands on deck for families

facing cancer

A Family In Need supports families facing cancer challenges by easing financial and emotional burdens. We cover expenses like groceries, home, and medical bills, with a focus on individual family needs. We also provide family vacations to celebrate milestones and host toy drives for childhood cancer. Community contributions make a significant impact, offering relief and hope to families in tough times.

Shared Mission, Shared Impact

From May 12th to 19th, A Family In Need is proud to partner with the West Texas Food Bank for a special fundraising event in Midland and Odessa, Texas. This week long initiative aims to address the urgent issue of food insecurity in our community, providing much-needed resources and support to families facing hardship.

Throughout the week, we will be in Midland/Odessa raising funds for families facing adversity while also supporting and bringing awareness to the incredible work done by the West Texas Food Bank. Our goal this week is to directly put into action our commitment to go above and beyond for those in need, especially this month while our focus sharpens on the challenges of food insecurity among American families.

Join us in making a difference. Your support not only helps us raise crucial funds but also amplifies the impact of the West Texas Food Bank, ensuring that no family in our community goes hungry.

Together, we can build a stronger, more resilient community. See you there!

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A heartwarming collaboration is underway between A Family In Need and the wonderful, women-led brand Put Me On. Together, they’re excitedly anticipating the release of the ‘Nanny’s Set’ athleisure collection, set to debut on April 15th, 2024. This collection holds a special significance—it’s a touching tribute to one of Put Me On’s co-founders’ cherished grandmother, who bravely faced pancreatic cancer.

 

The ‘Nanny’s Set’ is more than just a clothing line; it’s a symbol of love, resilience, and generosity. Inspired by the enduring spirit of the co-founder’s late grandmother, whose legacy continues through her famous phrase “P.S. you’re my favorite, but don’t tell”.

 

What makes this collaboration even more impactful is its philanthropic mission. With every purchase of the ‘Nanny’s Set’, a portion of the proceeds will be dedicated to supporting a family grappling with pancreatic cancer through A Family In Need. It’s a beautiful way to honor the memory of a remarkable woman while making a meaningful difference in the lives of those facing similar challenges.

Testimonials

Thank you to the entire team at A Family In Need!! The cost of getting a hotel on top of all these hospital bills was overwhelming to me. Because of your organization, I didn't have to worry about where I was going to stay while my husband was getting his cancer treatments. It helped us so much. Thank you!!
Veronica Barlowe
I am a single mom of five and I have 3 birthdays this month! I applied on a family in need website and heard from someone quickly! I didn’t expect it to be so fast! She was courteous and true to every word spoken to me! I was helped with birthday gifts! I am very grateful to A Family In Need! Thank you so much for helping me! If I didn’t receive this help I don’t know what I would have done! Thank you again!!!!!!
Amber Collins
A Family In Need has really helped relieve a stress for our family! We cannot thank them enough for being so kind to us.
Noelle & Gunner Mitchell
My experience with A Family in Need was nothing short of amazing! Shaina is wonderful at being kind, patient and understanding. I felt supported and heard throughout the entire process. I am lucky to have been selected for Groceries assistance this month and being so close to the holidays it is non-profit organizations such as this that truly help restore my faith in humanity! <3
Christina Hilton

A Message From Our President

Systemic poverty is a deeply rooted challenge that affects countless individuals and communities, depriving them of opportunities and basic necessities. It is a complex web of interconnected factors, including limited access to education, healthcare, job opportunities, and social support systems. Addressing systemic poverty requires a comprehensive approach that goes beyond temporary relief; it demands a collective effort, and at A Family In Need, we rise to the challenge.

 

Take action and make a difference in the lives of struggling families. Families are at a higher risk of facing home eviction and homelessness in the United States, but together, we can change this.  By supporting our cause, you can help these families and bring smiles to people of all ages. Let’s build a future where we all have access to the food, education, and resources we need to thrive. Your contribution matters, and your compassion can transform lives. Take action today and be a part of the solution.

Stand With Us in Our Mission

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We partner with local shelters to make a positive impact on those in need. Join us in our efforts to make a difference.

Family Gateway offer’s  stability and life-changing supportive services to families with children experiencing or near homelessness in Dallas and Collin Counties in Texas. They are the leading agency in addressing family homelessness in their community and serve as the entry point for families seeking assistance. Services they offer include assessments to determine what interventions a family needs, creative solutions to avoid a shelter experience (e.g., eviction prevention), emergency shelter, supportive housing, general and vocational case management, and education programming. Click their logo to learn more!