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From helping victims of human trafficking and survivors of domestic abuse to providing housing solutions to the homeless of the Cedar Valley, Friends of the Family is proud of the work we’ve done to help people and be an advocate on their behalf.

Some of the individuals who received our assistance have been kind enough to share their stories. Read through our stories to learn more about our mission and how we can help you.

Survivor Stories

  • "I thank God for the amazing advocate I work with. She never judges me. If I don’t understand something, she always takes the time to explain it to me in a way that I can understand. She expects a lot of me because she knows what I can do. She wants me to be the best I can be, and to change the bad cycles in my life. She’s so positive and understanding, and she gave me hope when I had none."

  • “I was definitely able to achieve all goals that I set forth when I came to FOF, out of the horrible relationship I was in. I had no idea during that time that I would be back on my feet and able to support my family. With everything that I have experienced here, good or bad, it has given me another opportunity to get back on my fee. I am forever grateful to the advocates that actually took the time to care. Without a few of them, I don’t know how I would have made it through those rough times. Thank you.” -Shelter Client

  • "Your Program got me back on my feet! I was really happy with the case worker and the program. Can't say anything better about it. Really satisfied with the help I received." -Rapid Re-housing Program Participant

  • "You guys welcomed me and made me feel safe. I love you guys. You've all been great! Thank you so much!" -Shelter Client

  • Friends of the Family is more than a helping group of people, they are the family in my life and in my daughter’s life. Because of FOF I am able to be self-supporting and with my daughter, which at one time was a just a dream. My advocates taught me to try and pay forward in life. Thanks to Friends of the Family for all they have done. We will never forget.” -Permanent Housing Client

  • "I was given the resources to reach my goals. To get back into a normal sense of life. Thank you all so very much." -Shelter Client

  • “My caseworker was the BEST! I felt comfortable talking to her about anything and she was not judgmental. She let me vent when I needed to and her advice and guidance was over the top. I truly do not know if I would have felt as comfortable with anyone else as I did with her, I can’t begin to thank her and the programs enough.” -Transitional Housing Program Participant