We are a resource for helping families cope with life's challenges through prayer, counseling and support.
Our motto is "Caring For What Matters Most"
The goal of Family In Distress programs is to holistically transform families—
providing enhanced prospects for their futures.
We make available access to opportunities and resources that participants need to succeed.
We are an integral part of a continuous vision in helping others to excel. We seek to help people who are hurting mentally, financially, spiritually, or even physically. We provide a safe atmosphere which allows individuals to share their stories and hear from others who have been through and overcome similar experiences. Everyone has the opportunity and resources necessary to grow at Family in Distress. Join us today. We look forward to serving you!
Dr. Cheryl White-Holt—an Apostle and Evangelist of South Florida, founded Family In Distress five years ago with the help of many volunteers and fellow believers. Dr. White-Holt was inspired to start Family In Distress while in Canada. She was awakened with a vision to help those in need and to fulfill the eight principals governing a compassionate life known as the Eight Beatitudes. Dr. White-Holt is a native of Kingston, Jamaica West Indies and became a naturalized citizen of the USA in 1999.
Because of her compassion for those in need, she has embarked on a journey of helping the poor, those leaving incarceration, as well as helping to restore families. The need to restore individual lives through empowering them to be their own solution, changing mindsets, encouraging education and proper decision-making are some of the means used by her in helping others to make a difference in the healing of their human soul. Dr. White-Holt’s mission is to spread the knowledge that love still exists and that the poor in spirit will be rewarded as will the meek. Those who mourn will be comforted, as will those who hunger and thirst after virtue.
As an Executive Leader, she has achieved her highest education at Nova Southeastern University, where she has earned her degree of Doctor of Education (Ed. D) in Organizational Leadership and Conflict Resolution. She is committed to doing what is right, not necessarily what is commonly accepted. Dr. White-Holt acknowledges that saving a child is to save a future adult, thus she and her staff work aggressively with children and adults to demonstrate that someone cares, believes in them, and will work with them so they may achieve their goals and success in life.
To all the friends of Family In Distress, Inc. (FID),
In 2016, so much was going on at Family In Distress! In December we held our Christmas party and provided gifts for those men, women, and children that attended.
During the month of November, FID joined forces with the Broward Sherriff's Office, Dismas Charities, Dania Beach Elementary, and many others to provide a great Thanksgiving for many families. In so doing, turkeys and gift baskets were provided to our Dania Beach residents at no cost.
Moreover, throughout 2016, many volunteers helped FID serve the homeless and the newly released ex-offenders by teaching them Accountability and Thinking for Change (T4C). In addition, we worked with men, women, and children who came to our facility for various needs.
Together we volunteered over 10,400 hours of time to help in serving the "Whole Community" one person at a time. So, whether our volunteers served meals, helped in hosting our events, worked with a special project, tutored, mentored, or much more, we want to express our sincere appreciation to them for making our 2016 year a success!
Family In Distress is a gift from God and we express appreciation to God for being so great, and amazing! It is an honor serving God in times like these. In 2017, we will continue with God's grace to help those within our reach and we wish all our partners, volunteers, and well wishers all the Best for the New Year.
Dr. Cheryl White
People think of feeding homeless people or reading to children as their only options for volunteering. Family In Distress has many more opportunities to serve, including advocacy, arts and culture, academic tutoring and community events.
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