Programs & Services
We offer a wide range of programs and services to meet the needs of those affected by hunger, homelessness and other urgent needs. We help them and their families by providing programs, information and resources to assist in their journey. We also help by raising awareness through public outreach and media.
Qualified families shop for food in Frisco's only Food Pantry. Set up like a grocery store, clients are able to shop for the food they know their families will eat. More than 398,000 meals were provided to 3,447 individuals this past year. Food is donated by area residents, churches, civic groups and businesses. Click here to learn more about Frisco's only community Food Pantry.
Emergency Financial Assistance
To qualified clients, we provide one-time Emergency Financial Assistance to help during their time of need. Last year, more than $1.1 million was provided in annual program support.
Emergency Financial Assistance may include:
Rent/Mortgage Assistance: Whole or partial payment of rent/mortgage bills is provided to qualifying families who are imminently homeless.
Utility Assistance: Whole or partial payment of utility bills is provided to qualifying families in crisis.
Medication Assistance: Medication assistance may be provided for qualifying families.
Gasoline Cards: Gasoline cards are given to qualified families to help get them to and from work, appointments or job interviews.
The goal at Frisco Family Services is for all of our clients to achieve or maintain self-sufficiency. Our CHAMPS (Challenging Adult Minds for Personal Success) classes facilitate with that. These life skills classes offer training in job readiness, nutritional education, parenting education, legal rights and more. If you would like to facilitate one of our classes, please email firstname.lastname@example.org.
During special times of the year, FFS provides seasonal programs giving extra support to families during their time of greatest need.
Summer Lunch: Through partnerships with area churches, last year we were able to provide nearly 10,000 lunches and snack packs to over 300 children each day for eight weeks at different sites. Learn more.
Back2School Fun Fair: This critical program provides students (grades K-12) with a great start to the new school year with a new backpack, the required school supplies, new clothes and new shoes. Learn more.
Thanksgiving Meal Program: Through generous groups and individuals, Frisco Family Services is able to provide each family we serve with a turkey and everything needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal; something many would go without during a crisis or financial hardship. Learn more.
Holiday Store Program: The Frisco Family Services' Holiday Store Program enables our families to shop for their own holiday gifts for each member of the family at no charge. Learn more.
Silver Bells Holiday Social & Celebration: Frisco Family Services' Silver Bells Program spreads joy to senior citizen clients during the holiday season. More than 56 seniors join together for a fun breakfast where they play games, socialize and receive gifts that can be used throughout the year.
Information and Referral Services
The agency serves as an information and referral clearinghouse providing links to hundreds of social services providers throughout North Texas. Our case workers assist clients in identifying their essential needs, and help with providing critical services and information.