We are committed to service!!!

FID offers individuals hope, purpose, and opportunity through our evidence based training methods, as a guided for their professional developed. Each staff member is dedicated to helping formerly incarcerated and under-resourced citizens with successful reintegration into society. In the last 2 years:

  • 1,010 men via our support groups
  • 1,206 women via our support groups
  • 300 children via our YES program
  • 80 parents with counseling and financial support
  • 25 people with their GED’s, 5 enrolled in college
  • 30 families with housing assistance
  • 50 people with employment assistance
  • 5 people to start their small businesses
  • 750 families with food, care packages and toys for Christmas

Our Mission

To equip and transform the under-served individual and ex-offender with programs, tools, and opportunities to start new lives through entrepreneurship.

Our Vision

Act as a developer, educator and catalyst for disrupting the cycles of incarceration and poverty in our communities. We help the under-resourced to open businesses toward self-sufficiency and a second chance.


Founded in 2011, Family In Distress, Inc. is a section 501(c) (3) of the IRS code. We have served over 8,864 men, women, and children who were homeless or formerly incarcerated; an annual average of 505 reentry and 603 homelessness. We promote, then provide education and information to raise the socio-economic development of communities.

We interact with governmental, faith-based and other community-based organizations to enhance programs, projects and services to those in need, by offering evidence-based programs, with a dedicated team of caring professionals, throughout the South Florida area as a leader in helping formerly incarcerated and under-served citizens successfully reintegrate into society.

FID will provide training, education, tools, and developmental skills needed to disrupt the cycles of incarceration and poverty. We will help the underserved population to begin creating businesses leading to self-sufficiency and a second chance.

Why Entrepreneurship

FID believes that entrepreneurship is another way of helping the under-resourced (formerly incarcerated/homeless) citizen to start their own business, get true second chance, move pass discrimination, stigmas associated with their past, and the rejection they face in the job market. Our actions and efforts are to have a tremendous influence and impact through reaching the underserved populations, whose success as our students remains the basis for which FID’s academy is founded.

We provide the resources for anyone committed to creating a path to personal growth. In this way, we aim to reduce or end the discrimination these would-be employees experience. We aim to end the cycle of economic insecurity leading them back to illegal activities or homelessness.

Get Involved

If you are interested in learning more about FID's Growth Strategies Entrepreneurs Academy, please send us an email.

For a small donation of 63 cents a day (tax write-off) 365 days, you can sponsor an underserved person of FID's academy. Your sponsorship dollars help us with our expenses and support our programs. This way we can support our students at a low cost.

All other donations are welcomed!

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