Stories from our community
From our adult guests to our after-school students, the CCF community is beautifully diverse in age, needs, and background. Everyone has a story to tell, and we’re thankful to be part of their continuing journeys.
"I was an absolute mess."
Steve Logan smiles ruefully as he reflects back on the day, more than a decade ago now, that he first entered the doors of Community Care Fellowship. He found more than the shower and hot meal he was looking for.
No one in Manisha's family has ever attended college. Graduation was no guarantee for her, either, when she was failing her math class. And if she had not graduated, she would have been in good company - at Manisha's school, nearly 1/3 of students fail to earn a diploma. But Manisha is not defined by statistics or the status quo. Manisha is a Community Care Fellowship Starfish.
Every Tuesday morning, Tom works the front desk where he welcomes the day's guests and helps them sign up for the services they need, from showers to laundry to referrals for social services. Today, he knows most of the regular guests by name, and he goes out of his way to make newcomers feel equally welcome.
When the Dare to Dream after school mentoring program began four years ago, Betsy knew she wanted to be involved. She tutors weekly, helping the children with homework and reading skills. But more than that, she invests herself deeply in the lives of the children, talking to them about how their day was and making sure they feel listened to and cared about.
IN 2017, CCF PROVIDED:
Loads of Laundry
Children (The Dare to Dream After School Program)
High School Students (The Starfish Program)
Summer Students (ASK – The Academy for Success in Kindergarten Program)
An Inside Look
Want a better understanding of what Community Care Fellowship is all about? This video overview brings our mission to life with genuine and compassionate insight from our staff and volunteers, and an inside look at our facilities and services – from laundry and daily meals to our after-school program for neighborhood students.