The Som Foundation was established in 2017 to fulfill the vision of a community where all members finding themselves in vulnerable situations get the support services they need before their circumstances turn critical and feelings of hopelessness and despair set in.
76 families and individuals were transformed from barely surviving to thriving in 2019 through the guidance and emotional support of the Som Foundation. Many more families are struggling. Your donation can make a difference. Help us change lives!
"Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime." Together we can do both.
The Som Foundation utilizes the expertise of Central PA Family Support Services’s Family Support Specialists to empower families and individuals in our community to obtain a self-sustaining lifestyle. This is achieved through a combination of education, comprehensive case management, and emotional, behavioral and social support.
Many struggling families and individuals receive support services through funding from county agencies such as Children and Youth or Probation and Parole. More community members, however, are not involved with these agencies but are on the brink of a critical situation, troubled and overwhelmed and recognize a need for help.
The Som Foundation’s greatest desire is to give hope and transform the lives of all families and individuals finding themselves in vulnerable positions before despair sets in and they become reliant on community resources.
Ninety percent of those receiving emotional and behavioral support services are also lacking in basic needs such as a secure shelter or home, steady food supply, clothing, etc., which effects their ability to function as a family or in society. The Som Foundation partners with many agencies in our community to help fill these lacking resources and uses donations in emergent situations. Satisfying these needs provides a fresh start and creates a sense of hope that a change is possible.
This renewed sense of hope coupled with support and education from a Family Support Specialist develops future self-sustainability and produces effective and powerful results in improving life’s situations and promising a brighter future. “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day. Teach a man to fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” Together we can do both.
For more details on the programs and services utilized by the Family Support Specialists please click here.
Food for a family to get through the weekend
Gas for the week so doctors appointments, counseling sessions, school meetings and custody hearings are not missed
Clothing for a child to start school confidently or stay warm in the winter
Two nights in a hotel for a family until future shelter can be secured
Average rental assistance given to a family so they can make their first months rent plus a deposit
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100% of your donation is used by Central PA Family Support Services to directly benefit community members in need.