Los Angeles, California (PRWEB) October 04, 2012
Raphael House is grateful for the contributions of No More Poverty and co-founders Michael Omidi, MD and Julian Omidi. The additional support will help Raphael House continue its 40 year tradition of offering solutions to homelessness and poverty for at-risk families in the San Francisco Bay Area.
“Raphael House provides a spectrum of family support through residential, educational, and childcare programs,” according to Mandy Heier, Director of Raphael House. “The number of families in crisis today is growing and our programs help them achieve stable housing and financial independence. Thank you No More Poverty for extending our reach and enabling Raphael House to improve the lives of more children and families.”
About No More Poverty
No More Poverty (nmp.org) is a not-for-profit charity organization with a pending 501(c)3 application founded by brothers Michael Omidi, M.D. and Julian Omidi. The organization seeks to end poverty at home and abroad by supporting the efforts of like-minded charities and agencies. Current efforts are focused on increasing awareness of and donations to charities already doing great work to address poverty and its staggering effects throughout the world. The plan is to expand our activities to include fostering business development and job creation in disenfranchised areas.
Join us in the fight for No More Poverty. Suggestions for worthy partners in the fight for No More Poverty are welcome. No More Poverty does not accept monetary support, but instead encourages direct donations to the charities featured on nmp.org. For more information, please visit Facebook/nmp.org or nmp.org.
About Raphael House
Raphael House (http://www.raphaelhouse.org) was established in 1971 as the first shelter in San Francisco to exclusively support homeless women and their children. By 1976 the charity had broadened its mission to include all family members. Today’s mission is to help at-risk families achieve stable housing and financial independence while strengthening family bonds and personal dignity. In 2011, the charity served 1,072 individuals who were at-risk or experienced homelessness through its Residential Shelter, AfterCare/ChildReach, and Housing First programs. It also served 40,578 meals and totaled 13,526 bed nights.
Financial support for Raphael House comes solely from individuals, businesses and corporations, foundations and community organizations that are committed to promoting stability for at-risk families. By enlisting support from the community for its work, Raphael House sets in motion a cycle of renewal for families that need support. In the past 40 years, Raphael House has sheltered more than 19,000 children and parents.