Family Life Center History
Our Goal is to equip and empower individuals and families with hands on, practical-learn it today; use it today tools and strategies to help them achieve economic empowerment. This assistance includes credit counseling, credit review and budgeting. Our goal is to reach low to moderate income people that are not currently being reached, to empower them to achieve a higher standard of living.
The objective of the Food Distribution Program is to further assist each family increase their earned dollar. Every item provided through this program is another item that the families do not have to purchase, which will increase their buying power.
ORGANIZATIONAL HISTORY AND BACKGROUND
Pastor James E. Axel established Tabernacle of Faith Family Life Center, Inc. (TOFFLC) in 2000. The vision was to create a family life center where we could provide assistance and genuine caring to people who were hurting. We found ourselves in a uniquely position to address the needs of low to moderate income families in our region, specifically in the areas of credit review, financial literacy and purchasing a home.
The Family Life Center began as an outreach of Tabernacle of Faith Church, over time interest and needs grew throughout the communities we serve. January 2008, Tabernacle of Faith Family Life Center Inc. became a 501 (c) (3) corporation established by Pastor James E. Axel to bridge the economic gap that exists in underserved communities.
Our mission is to bridge the economic gap in underserved communities by providing housing counseling and empowering them through improving, reviewing, and rebuilding credit by the various programs we offer; thereby achieving a higher standard of living.
It is our vision to empower, and equip individuals and families with hands on, practical learn-it-today; use it today tools and strategies to help them achieve economic empowerment. We began with the Credit Smart©curriculum. We joined the Maryland Housing Counseling Network and attended classes by Neighborworks® in the areas of housing foreclosure intervention and default counseling.
Tabernacle of Faith Family Life Center (TOFFLC) has successfully created a food distribution program to provide nutritious aid to low and moderate families to improve their standard of living.