What We Do
Our Dining Room
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, Saturdays at 12:30pm
Sundays at 2:00pm
Fresh Choice Market
Thursdays from 12:30pm–2:00pm
Our Dining Room alleviates hunger by serving hot, nourishing meals to people experiencing poverty. Our meals are made from farm fresh, organic ingredients and served in a hospitable environment that fosters community connection. We open our doors by 9am and invite people to sit, relax, read, enjoy coffee and socialize. We reopened our dining room during the pandemic in July 2021 so guests could sit inside our air-conditioned dining room and enjoy their grab and go meal. Plexiglass dividers are on the tables to provide a personal safe zone for them to eat. We also offer a weekly choice produce market with seasonal fresh options free of charge.
Our volunteers serve the meal as though they were serving guests in their home. Since so many of our guests return on a regular basis, we make it a priority to learn each of their stories and address their individual needs. It is through the relationships that are formed in the dining room that guests are referred to our other programs.
The Social Service Center provides assistance to clients in a wide range of matters including utility and housing assistance, application for benefits, non-driver identification and rent rebate. Our Social Service Center collaborates with other programs to ensure each guest’s needs are addressed as fully as possible.
The Legal Center assists our guests with numerous legal issues including social security disability, expungements, birth certificates and landlord tenant issues.
Our Housing Stabilization Initiative (HSI) addresses the complex housing issues facing so many of our guests. It focuses on resolving tangled title issues, representing clients in habitability and eviction defense cases and assisting homeowners in applying for tax abatements.
Birth Certificate Clinics:
- December 11, 2021
- January 15, 2022
- February 5, 2022
- March 5, 2022
- April 2, 2022
- May 7, 2022
- December 11, 2021
- February 26, 2022
- June 11, 2022
Mondays, Thursdays, Fridays, and Saturdays from 10:00am-2:00pm
Physicians from Einstein Medical Center: Thursdays 10:00am–12:00pm
Dr. Renzi, 2nd Saturday of the month from 12:00pm–2:00pm
Einstein Medical Center, 3rd Saturday of month from 10:00am–12:00pm
The health center nurses provide a health and wellness screen with a focus on the toxic consequences of poverty such as asthma, hypertension, diabetes, severe foot issues and stress through supportive interaction and education.
Guests can visit with a medical doctor from Einstein Medical Center on Thursdays. To address the higher number of lower extremity amputations in the Germantown community, we have partnered with Dr. Ronald Renzi, a podiatrist with Jefferson Health systems.
Educational Equity Program
Phone hours Monday- Friday 9:00am-3:00pm
In–person hours Monday 10:00am-2:00pm
Deep, intractable poverty and its related issues has a negative impact on children and families across the social determinants of health. Children who grow up in this kind of poverty are at risk for compromised development and poor educational outcomes. Preschool is critical to improving outcomes, but research indicates that preschool alone is not enough. Children must be afforded equitable education at high functioning schools and long-term support for their families. In 2017 Face to Face partnered with a high-quality preschool provider, Mercy Neighborhood Ministries, to offer 60 students at Face to Face high quality Head Start. Face to Face will help stabilize and empower families to break the cycle of poverty for the next generation by establishing relationships with the children’s families, supporting familial bonds, assisting with employment, housing, benefits, etc. to improve the families’ well-being, connecting them to quality elementary education and providing on-going support.
Face to Face works to ensure families living in poverty have the resources they need to successfully manage their child’s educational experiences from Kindergarten through High School and even college. Face to Face employs three strategies: engage the families of the pre-school children to build trust, develop relationships with area schools to enable a seamless admission/scholarship process, and connect the families to our meals and legal, social, and health services and other community resources to alleviate stressors in family life. Once transitioned to elementary school, Face to Face will continue to support families. We envision these relationships continuing throughout the child’s school experience. This three-pronged, evidenced-based approach will mitigate the long-term consequences of growing up in poverty.
Guests can work at their own level under the direction of experienced art teachers.
Monday, Thursday, Friday and Saturday from 10:00am-2:00pm
A hot private shower and toiletries are provided for those in need.
Hours vary. Currently closed due to COVID-19.
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