Impoverished families frequently lack adequate funds to pay mortgages, rents and utility bills, or to purchase basic necessities such as food and prescription medication. Such situations may ultimately lead to physical and mental health problems, eviction and homelessness, all of which create extreme stress on the family environment. It is well documented that economic pressures and stress within families create a high risk for child abuse. The PCC Emergency Services Fund for Families with Children helps parents to avoid eviction, pay utility bills, prevent hunger and supply prescription medication, all of which assist in providing the most stable and safe home environment possible for their children.
The PCC Fund for Families with Children is restricted to assist families with children under age eighteen. This fund is also available to assist families with children enrolled in Pathways for Youth.