The Social Services program places emphasis on the prevention of homelessness and the development of self-sufficiency. Short-term financial assistance and counseling are provided with the goal of stabilizing the family during times of crisis.
All applicants are carefully screened to verify need and determine the most appropriate form of aid. ADFAC’s two Licensed Clinical Social Workers work individually with each client to develop contingency plans, explore possibilities for education or training, keeping a budget, and other avenues that promote self-sufficiency. When needed, clients are referred to GED programs, job training, drug and alcohol abuse programs and mental health facilities. In order to qualify for assistance, clients must be employed or actively searching for employment, in school, elderly or disabled.
ADFAC maintains a clearinghouse database of over 10,000 families that is used to keep confidential records of assistance. When families request help, ADFAC’s staff is available to reference database entries to provide accurate and current information on families requesting aid.
The Social Services program answers more than 6,000 requests for assistance each year.