Editorial 1 — June 19, 2014

Staff ~ The Prince Albert Daily Herald
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Family Futures marked an important milestone on Tuesday when they celebrated their 20th anniversary.

The local organization does important work that can have a generational impact on families.

In case you don’t know, Family Futures helps pregnant women and young families going through a crisis.

They are the people that help some of our most vulnerable citizens through personal crises.

With a little luck and lots of hard work, they can steer lives in the right direction

Donna Strauss is the organization’s executive director. She joined Family Futures eight years ago.

“When I came here and I heard about their program, it is really work that touches my heart to support women and to support babies,” she told the Daily Herald’s Jodi Schellenberg on Tuesday.

You get the sense of teamwork from the people who do what couldn’t be an easy job.

Jolene Furi is one of Family Futures’ outreach workers.

“You deal with what the issues are at hand,” Furi said. “Our mandate is prenatal but if we go into a home and they have no food, we will do the prenatal later and get them some food.”

That sort of mental and emotional flexibility is surely a must in a job where no two clients are exactly alike.

The people who need them most are fortunate that the service exists and that caring people work there.

Congratulations for 20 years of great work.

 

Prince Albert Daily Herald 

Organizations: Family Futures, Daily Herald, Prince Albert

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