2020 — the year that was. The year we learned that none are immune to the ravages of a global pandemic and that we all have a role in the quest for social justice.
FSW is quite often the first place people turn to in a crisis. We are a beacon of hope to vulnerable residents, including foster children, veterans, low-income families and abuse survivors. Our FSW community suffers from extreme adversity including poverty, domestic abuse, mental illness, hunger, post-traumatic stress disorder, substance abuse, gun violence, dementia and HIV/AIDS. Annually, FSW enables 30,000 clients to learn, earn, heal and thrive.
At a time when our services are most needed, many of our funding streams are severely reduced. As essential workers, we have been responding to the increased call for service, through virtual visits and a wide range of COVID resources and support.
FSW clinicians and program directors have pivoted to bring support, create hope and restore dignity with an invaluable network of programs that connect individuals and families with the resources needed to get well and stay well.
As we close 2020, please consider making as generous a gift as you can.