Frisco Family Services assistance programs.
When seeking help from Frisco Family Services, staff members or volunteers first meet one-on-one with each individual or family to gain a full understanding of needs and barriers. Based on the results of that, and if funding is available, then assistance and social services include, but are not limited to, the items below. If the agency can't meet the request, then they will offer referrals, coordinate services with other agencies in Collin County or Frisco Texas, and then perform follow-up tasks to ensure that clients are receiving all needed financial assistance.
Food is for needy families. There is also an Emergency Financial Aid resource in the form of Rental, Hotel, Utility and Mortgage Payment Assistance Program. Together these Frisco Family Services services are used to help those families that are in a crisis situation. Applications for any aid are taken on an on-going basis, and all funds are limited, however tens of thousands of dollars are often paid out each year. The person seeking help also needs to meet the lapse required between requests.
Free food, in the form of surplus USDA commodities and related stables, are distributed to eligible, low income households from across Frisco Texas on a quarterly basis. The food or grocery boxes are distributed at local pantries.
When it comes to housing needs, there are emergency funds that will enable families to maintain their current residence, so this is when funds may be issued for back rent or mortgage. Or for the formerly homeless or people moving to a new, more affordable home, there may be funds (or even loans) to pay the first month's rent or deposit. This is also when a motel voucher comes into play.
Frisco Family Services can help with other emergency needs. Some families need assistance in paying for a high priced medication. Or maybe they have a big job interview lined up and are out of gas. In these cases the non-profit may offer a voucher to buy prescription drugs or pay for gasoline for local travel in Collin County.
Holiday food, gifts, school supplies and assistance programs can be provided by donation programs run by Frisco Family Services. One of the mission's of the agency is to try to ensure people, especially children, have some form of holiday joy. Or they want students to have the clothes and supplies they need for the new year. Many local companies, church groups, and individuals help the charity spread the joy.
FFS can help families celebrate with a turkey at Thanksgiving or other special occasions. During Christmas or Easter, there may be free food passed out so clients can prepare a complete holiday meal. Also, during Christmas, families from Collin County with children can sign up for gift programs. There may also be home visits provided to senior citizens that need company. Or volunteers will stop by and visit them in a nursing home.
During the summer, many households (especially with single parents) struggle to buy school supplies or clothes. Frisco Family Services tries to help there as well. There is a Back to School Fun Fair that may provide shoes, hygiene items, backpacks, and more to students.
FFS Community Food Bank locations are in operation. In fact, they operate the only pantry in the city of Frisco. They are one tool available to address the immediate needs of low-income individuals and families. Staple goods, such as canned groceries, are available to those in need on a walk-in basis at each service center.
Donations are used to keep the pantry running. There are personal care and hygiene items, baby formula, diapers, pull ups, noodles, flours, and fresh food too. Dozens of other items may be provided by Frisco Family Services as well.
Educational Support Services and Adult Education is available onsite as a free tutorial. It is focused on students from low to moderate income homes in Collin County. They need to attend schools, but staff and volunteers from Frisco Family Services will arrange support for them.
- Tutors will help with reading, writing, and math.
- Free snacks will be provided to them.
- Life skills training is available, including parenting classes.
- Various social, athletic, and behavioral activities are arranged as well.
- Tutors and volunteer teachers may be on site to answer questions on homework.
Parents of the student are also key to this service. They too are relied on to build positive behavior, character development, esteem, as well as general health awareness.
There are two main locations. They are as follows.
Frisco Family Services, 8780 Third Street, Frisco, Texas 75034. Call (972) 335-9495.
The Food Pantry is at 9085 Dogwood St, Frisco, TX 75033. Telephone number is (972) 335-9495.