Community Connections are referrals made on behalf of our families to other programs and agencies (ex: Back to School Fair, Christmas Giving Program, Empire Beauty School).
The Helping Hands Fund is designed to provide financial assistance for our children and families wanting to partake in enrichment opportunities. Upon completion of an application, funding decisions are made by the staff of Best Friends.
The Single Parent, Take a Break Fund is designed to provide single parents the opportunity to obtain a break from the demands of parenthood (ex: YMCA passes, movie passes, massage, theater tickets). Upon completion of an application, funding decisions are made by the staff of Best Friends.
Educational Support Services
This service is designed to provide our kids with the tools needed to graduate from high school and become self sufficient adults. It includes preparation for moving on to secondary education. This initiative focuses on meeting specific goals and requires a team effort between the mentor, child, and school counselor beginning in seventh grade.