Coffee Co. Family Services Center uses creativity to help financially struggling families during the Covid-19 pandemic

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Enterprise, Ala. (WDHN)—Coffee County Family services’ provides educational and job training services’ for those
who are financially challenged.

This past holiday season the non-profit employed social distancing to provide a Christmas for
more than one thousand families in Coffee County.

The 2020 holiday season was a “tough” one with so many families out-of-work due to the pandemic.

With the need great, the Coffee County Family Services Center teamed up with toys for tots and several
faith-based organizations.

Family Services Director Judy Crowley says they came up with the idea to provide a drive-thru “giveaway”.
Despite the pandemic, innovations are continually made.

“We certainly have methods, electronic methods, and other ways of keeping connected with our families. Whether that’s dropping something off on the porch, or taking a walk with them in public, or whatever it is to stay connected,” according to Crowley.

Crowley credits State Representatives Rhett Marques of Enterprise and Steve Clouse of Ozark with hammering a piece of legislation for family service centers statewide.

Crowley says the demands for need during these “unprecedented” times have “forced” her organization
To be “creative”.

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