Impact Report 2022
Since its founding through the end of its first fiscal year, June 30, 2022, Footbridge for Families helped 200 families avoid a financial crisis. Through the end of 2022, that number grew to more than 450.
Our inaugural Impact Report tells you why we exist, what we’ve accomplished, and where we’re heading.
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Referral Partners strengthen relationships with families
In this 90-second video, Kids Plus Pediatrics shares their experience using Footbridge for Families. Our Referral Partners (pediatricians, child welfare workers, and others) submit requests on behalf of families with children 18 years and younger.
When you were able to help with my rent, you were able to give me a little bit of peace, a little bit of fresh air.
– Young mother with first infant
Thank you so much. This has been a never-ending maddening loop. It’s like, ok well I might be able to get help in this place, but then I can’t do that. . . I felt like a ping pong ball. Thank you so much.
– Family impacted by COVID-19
You guys really moved quick. You kept in touch with me. My landlord knew exactly who would be calling. It wasn’t a question mark in my head. [And] you didn’t treat me like I was just a person looking for a handout.
– Single mother who lost her job due to COVID-19
“On behalf of me and my family, I’m extremely grateful for the help and the assistance that you guys are providing for us. It’s, um, really hard out there. Sometimes the road of life. . .it won’t stop giving you speed bumps. I’m really grateful that they’re people like you out there to help smooth that out a little bit and give us time to catch up.”
– Single mom with three boys
“By the time our patients contact us for financial resources, it is at the critical level and the resources were needed yesterday. The type of rapid response funding that Footbridge for Families offers is both needed and necessary to assisting families with closing relatively small financial gaps that can otherwise lead to involvement with child protective services.”
– Kiva Fisher-Green, Referral Partner