Partners Helping Families, Inc. (PHF) bridges gaps in services available to expectant and parenting teens in Shasta County through community partnerships and fundraising.
PHF History and Background: Partners Helping Families was created by First United Methodist Church working with members from Pilgrim Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, and First Christian Church-Disciples of Christ to establish a non-profit corporation. On July 3, 2006, we were granted our non-profit corporation number. Our goal was to find a segment of the community where needs were not being met. The one particular area we found was teens who were either pregnant or parenting and did not have the family support they needed. Since August 2007, we have made grants for a variety of needs: rental deposits; utility deposits; kitchen supplies; used furniture; baby clothes; vocational education fees; GED test fees, etc. Our desire is to aid these young families in becoming more able to be self-sufficient. We work with teen families referred from either the Shasta High School District CalSAFE program or the North Valley Catholic Social Service’s Tapp program. Our Current Board of Directors include members from First United Methodist Church, Pilgrim Congregational Church-United Church of Christ, and Friends.
The criteria for aid is to be a parenting or pregnant teen enrolled in either the CalSAFE or TAPP programs and not be involved with drug, alcohol, or physical abuse. All referrals to Partners Helping Families come from caseworkers in the CalSAFE and TAPP programs. The caseworker recommends to PHF what each family needs, and then PHF decides whether or not it is able to meet those needs. The Board of Directors meets once a month on the fourth Wednesday at 6:00PM in the Eldridge Trott Room at the First United Methodist Church on the corner of South and East Streets. Please enter from the doors at the front of the church on East Street.
There is no cost to get help from PHF.
We are a non-profit organization.