Community Outreach Initiatives
Through our partnership with The WORD Church, The Fulfillment Project offers many free programs and services to the community ranging from free health and wellness classes to monthly providing food for families in need. Through these programs we have assisted thousands of people from all walks of life without discrimination especially those in economically challenged areas. With youth being a great majority of who we serve, we are already gearing up for next year’s “8th Annual Back-2-School Jamboree and Family Expo”
Take a look at the recap video above from last years event and see all of the smiling faces and grateful hearts we were able to serve because of you! We look forward to another amazing event, helping prepare the families of the Greater Greenspoint and Aldine areas for an amazing 2018-2019 school year!
Throughout the year The Word Church desires to give back to our community and city in EXTREME ways and this Holiday season is no different as we present, “Extreme Thanksgiving Food Giveaway 2017”! This year as we observe the Thanksgiving Holiday we want to be a blessing to families in need. The Word Church will give away free boxes filled with food. Boxes will consist of uncooked food that includes meat (turkey or chicken), non-perishable food items and a case of water. The great thing about this event is, it’s FREE!
Extreme Thanksgiving will take place at The Word Church Saturday, November 18, 2017 from 11am-12:30pm. All you need to do to secure your food is click below to register
Christmas In The Community
Christmas is almost here and The Word Church would like to once again extend the heart of giving to you and your family this season. Join The Word Church for our 2014″Christmas In The Community”, where we will again give FREE toys away for children in need ages 2-12! The Word Church is looking forward to blessing hundreds of families this day, if you’re reading this and you’re unable to attend or you know others that may benefit from this event please help us spread the word!!! Again this is a free community event and all you need to do to secure toys for your child(ren)
TFP CARE HOMES FOR BATTERED WOMEN AND CHILDREN
TFP Care Homes is an initiative birthed out of the mission of The Fulfillment Project, to specifically meet the needs of women and children seeking shelter as they transition out of abusive environments. At each TFP Care Home, it is our desire to empower victims of family violence by providing safe housing, counseling and skills that create independence while building community engagement and advocating for social change to stop family violence.
Family violence, which includes domestic violence, is not limited to the abuse of an intimate partner in marital or dating relationships, it even includes the abuse of children and other family members, and the abuse generally escalates over a period of time. Family violence is a national epidemic that daily results in emotional trauma, physical injury, and sometimes death. In the United States alone, an estimated 4 million women are physically abused by their husbands or live-in partners every year and an average of 8 women are killed by their abusers every day.
While the national statistics are staggering, our alarming Texas statistics, according to the Texas Council on Family Violence takes this initiative from a desire to a necessity:
2015 Family Violence Statistics In Texas
- Family Violence Incidents: 194,872
- Adults and Children Served: 69,107
- Adults and Children Sheltered: 24,391
- Adults and Children receiving nonresidential services (i.e., counseling, legal advocacy, etc.): 45,478
- Unmet Requests for Shelter: 15,869
- Adults denied shelter (due to lack of space): 39%
- Crisis Hotline calls answered: 183,294
- Women Killed: 158
These numbers are pretty tough to digest, but the greatest observation from this report is that 15,869 requests for shelter went unmet and 39% of the people who sought shelter were denied because of lack of space! While there are some great agencies providing help and resources, the need is greater than the available resources. This is a distinct cry for help thousands are making, that with your help we can be the answer to their prayers.
With your financial support, our goal is to successfully build and operate 4 TFP Care Homes throughout Houston and its surrounding areas. Along with a safe place to stay, with your help each TFP Care Home will provide the following:
- Continuing education courses & training
- Child Development
- After-school services
- Counseling for Adults & Children
- Legal Services
TFP Care Homes can’t serve and support survivors of family violence without the contributions of the community. Your donations of time, talents and financial gifts are crucial to helping families find their way from fear to safety. Every gift large or small makes an impact!
SOCIAL EMPOWERMENT INITIATIVES
Programs geared to helping youth throughout the City of Houston from underserved areas reach their fullest potential through our many programs and events.
- Futures Mentoring Program
- After School Programs
- Character& Leadership Training
- Future Ready(Technology)
- Financial Literacy
- Back-2-School Jamboree
- The ReUP Winter Back-2-School Jamboree
These programs are geared to help empower the human potential in adults throughout the City of Houston from underserved areas or disadvantaged situations to participate in the profitable mainstream in every area of life.
- GED courses
- Parenting & Life Skills
- Workforce Development
- Financial Literacy
- Social Services
- Veterans services
- 2nd Chance Life Program
The Prime Time Seniors’ Program will serve to enrich the lives of community members who are age 55+. The Fulfillment Project is committed to providing programs to our seniors which engage the physical, intellectual, social, vocational dimensions of wellness, as well as encourage involvement in the community.
- Home Ownership (Low Income/Veterans program)
- REVITALIZE© (Neighborhood restoration)
- The Fulfillment Center
- TFP Care Homes For Battered Women And Children
WORD+MART COMMUNITY FOOD PANTRY
We believe in providing resources to aide in the fight against hunger in our communities. Through our partnership with the Houston Food Bank, our free community food pantry, WORD+MART, services hundreds of families with food and toiletries on a monthly basis. In addition, we are constantly gathering and purchasing items, plus our TWC Partners and Friends assist greatly by making regular charitable donations to aide our cause. For a list of supplies we are in constant need of or to receive more info on how you can be involved, please feel free to E-mail us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
WORD+MART Community Food Pantry Schedule
3rd Wednesdays: 3pm – 7pm
3rd Saturdays : 10am – 12pm
TFP DISASTER RELIEF EFFORTS
Providing aid in times of need is the cornerstone of The Fulfillment Project’s philosophy, which promises to stand by communities during times of crisis. Since our inception, TFP has demonstrated its commitment to communities in crisis by donating financial support, emergency supplies, drinking water and food, as well as providing efficient ways for volunteers to assist those affected by a natural disaster.
KICKS FOR KIDS
Kicks 4 Kids, our newest initiative, was birthed on the heels of Hurricane Harvey. Several entities during the recovery period after the storm ensured kids who were affected by the storm received school uniforms, but no one focused on, you guessed it, shoes! With the generosity of our Community Partners at the Rotary Club of West U, we were able to purchase hundreds of pairs of new shoes for local students in the Houston area! We thought why stop, and the birth of Kicks 4 Kids has been a driving initiative ever since. A once disaster relief initiative has morphed into an ongoing facet of TFP to provide underprivileged kids with new shoes in hopes of alleviating one of the most burdensome social pressures for inner city youth — lack of adequate footwear — which often leads to bullying. With support from community stakeholders, Kicks 4 Kids boosts self-confidence of inner city youth while providing one of the most basic needs.