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 301,660 lbs. of food was distributed to more than 3,700 individuals this past year. Food is donated by area residents, churches, civic groups and businesses, or received through a partnership with the North Texas Food Bank. Click here to learn more about the FFS' 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 $301,660 was provided in Emergency Financial Assistance.
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.
Prescription Assistance: Prescription assistance may be provided for qualifying families.
Gasoline Vouchers: Vouchers are given to qualified families to help get them to and from work or job interviews.
The goal at Frisco Family Services is for all of our clients to achieve or maintain self-sufficiency. Our CHAMPS (Championing 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 special programs giving extra support to families during their time of greatest need.
Summer Lunch: Through partnerships with area churches, we're able to provide more than 10,000 sack lunches to over 300 children each day for eight weeks at four different sites. Learn more.
Back to School Fun Fair: During our annual Back-to-School Fun Fair children (K-12) receive new backpacks filled with all required school supplies, new athletic shoes, a new outfit and hygiene items. Learn more.
Thanksgiving Meal Program: Through generous groups and individuals, enables FFS to provide each family we serve with a turkey and everything needed to prepare a traditional Thanksgiving meal. Learn more.
Holiday Store Program: At this yearly program, clients are able to shop – at no cost – for holiday gifts. Learn more.
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 to help identify their needs and help with providing critical services and information.