The Ford Heights Community Service Organization (FHCSO) has provided services to its residents and those in surrounding communities since 1968. Our core mission is to “improve the quality of life for the underprivileged and to assist others in a time of crisis”, emphasizing emergency, supportive and educational services to individuals and families until they stabilize. While maintaining strong, collaborative relationships with a number of area providers, we practice a “one-stop” approach to service delivery. During its forty-eight (48) year history, the agency has provided service to thousands of underprivileged individuals and families in crisis.
The agency has demonstrated its ability to implement and sustain programs and services for its client bases as it has provided services continuously since its inception. In the fiscal year ending June 30, 2016 FHCSO provided more than 75,000 units of services to more than 6,500 individuals and families.
Throughout the years FHCSO has implemented, outreach and community awareness programs, established senior citizens support services, workforce development and a vast array of additional supportive services. Current services include anti- hunger initiatives, workforce development, job readiness and life skills training; recovery support, spiritual counseling and transportation to program related activities. The agency’s twelve (12) station computer lab provides internet and computer access to help to eliminate the digital divide for low income individuals. FHCSO believes that everyone has the capacity to become an active and useful member of society and their community if given the opportunity and support.
In the last year, FHCSO has suffered tremendous loss in revenues and we need your help. The agency suffered a 52% State funding cut and have been waiting for more than 14 months for accounts receivables due to the agency. In addition, we have had to shorten work hours as well as overall hours of operation which have seriously impacted our ability to provide much needed services to those in need.
With your help we can restore much needed services to those in need. The Ford Heights Community Service Organization remains committed to making a difference in the lives of the many clients its serves as well as to the community at large.
Thank you in advance for your generosity and support.
Angelia Smith Executive Director