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Family Receives Grant Award

Single mother of 4 who works full time in a warehouse earning $12/hr and has "literally no family, just my kids and I" was rewarded with rental assistance from her new "extended family"

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Family Receives Grant Award

Judy is a single mom who has worked as an assistant teacher for Head Start since 2004 and also works part time as a caregiver on the weekends. She was rewarded by Extended Family® enabling her and her children to stay in their home.

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Author Pays It Forward

Jacqueline Druga, a successful author and single mother of four fulfills a promise and donates all the royalties from her new book, Road To Lodi, to Extended Family®.

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Family Receives Grant Award

Self employed single mother of five who sells office supplies to the US Government finds herself in financial need due to the government shutdown. Extended Family's grant award allowed her and her family to stay in their home.

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Family Assisted

Employed full time, caring for her 3 children on her own (one with down syndrome), Dawn fell deep into debt after getting caught in the cycle of taking out multiple pay day loans. Extended Family® was able to provide her with relief of these payday loans, as well as some help with clothes, food, and necessities for her children.

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Single Mom Rewarded

Pauline is a hard working single mom of a 5 year old boy who needed a place to live. Extended Family® was able to provide her with rental assistance... as well as cover some of the costs associated with being a notary. They are now happily living in an apartment and Pauline is earning extra money as a notary.

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Family Assisted

Sonia was a full time employee and a full time expectant single mother of 3... and is now all that, +1 (minus the pregnant part)! We recently provided Sonia with a grant to help her catch up on bills, purchase back to school supplies, and get some necessities for her new baby! Congratulations Sonia!

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Family Assisted

Heidi is a single mom raising a teenage son and a teenage daughter on her own. She was recently rewarded by Extended Family® who assisted with school clothes, supplies, and groceries. 

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Family Assisted

Karen is a veteran, a college graduate and a single mom working as a mortgage resolution specialist for major banking institutions. Extended Family® rewarded her by assisting with pre-school and childcare costs.

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Family Assisted

She has always worked hard & provided for her teenage son on her own, but when Tara lost two of her clients money became extremely tight & she fell behind on rent and bills... Extended Family® was there to help!

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Family Assisted

Amy is a single mom who is employed as a caregiver. She was rewarded by Extended Family® with a grant allowing her to catch up on her rent and past due bills.

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Family Assisted

Single mom, who gets no physical or financial support from her adorable son's absentee father, is back at work after Extended Family® helps with needed car repairs.

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Family Assisted

Hard working single mom loses her mother, sister, and her house. She felt alone and reached out to Extended Family®

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Family Assisted

Proud mom, Stacey Garner, will be cheering for her son at the LSU football games next year... thanks to Kevin's hard work and the help of Extended Family®

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Family Assisted

Nina Alcaraz is hard working waitress and single mother of three living in a one bedroom apartment. She gets no help from her children's father, but does get help from Extended Family®

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Family Assisted

Extended Family® rewards April Turiel who is a single mom doing it on her own - working two jobs to support her daughter.

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Family Assisted

Single mom and substance abuse counselor Venus Marshall is served with 3-Day Notice to Pay Rent or Move Out - Extended Family® was there to help.

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Family Assisted

Extended Family® rewards hard working single father who fell behind on bills when his work hours were cut.

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Family Assisted

Lashonda Johnson, single mom working two jobs, needed help with rent... Extended Family® was there to lend a hand.

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Family Assisted

Single Mom and Five Guys Burgers crew member in San Fernando Valley saved from eviction when Extended Family® steps in to help.

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Fundraiser

Movie Day Fundraiser hosted by Calabasas, CA middle schooler is big success. Thank you Amanda!

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Family Assisted

Extended Family® rewards hard working single mom - family moves from condemned home to safe new home nearby.

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Fundraiser

On 4/28/13 Amanda Feenberg, a soon to be 13-year-old girl, will be hosting a movie day to raise money for Extended Family®.

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Trademark Approved

On 3/12/13 Extended Family® trademark was approved.

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Family Assisted

Extended Family brings a wonderful Agoura Hills dentist and a bat mitzvah girl together to help a single mom in pain.

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Corporate Support

During a Freakin Tequila Tasting at the Freakin Frog in Las Vegas, Nevada on January 22, 2013, with Master Distiller German Gonzalez, they raised awareness and a little cash for Extended Family! We truly appreciate your support!


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Family Assisted

For Marlene Sarni, with no place to call home, every day was a battle. She's a hard working single mother who currently raises her two children entirely on her own. With the help of Extended Family Marlene and her kids now have their first home.

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Family Assisted

Brianna DiOssi works full time and raises four kids with no help from the children's father. She was struggling to afford child care until Extended Family® rewarded her for her efforts.

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Family Assisted

Vickie Thompson is a bus driver and a single mom who gets no help from her twin boys father (physically or financially). Extended Family® stepped in when she was almost evicted.

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Family Assisted

Veronica Machado, a single working mom with two young boys, has no place to live... until Extended Family steps in to help.

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Family Assisted

CalWORKs said No, but Extended Family® said Yes to single working mom Jasmine Pérez.

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Family Assisted

Extended Family® helps single, hard working mom of twelve-year-old daughter move out of car and into home.

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Family Assisted

Single working mom and student
rewarded! Extended Family® enabled Melissa Nye to pay past due bills, pay for car repairs, childcare, clothes and necessities for her daughter.. and continue her college education.

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Family Assisted

Alex Vasquez wanted to continue her education, so she could improve the quality of life for her three children. Extended Family helped make that happen.

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Family Assisted


Jasmine Bush and her 3-year-old goddess Isis had no place to live, but thanks to Extended Family® they will soon have a safe place to call home.

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Family Assisted

Lacey Grenstiner ~ waitress, college student and single mother ~ awarded with grant to pay past due medical bills, three months of car payments, a computer, as well as assistance with the cost of her college tuition, books and supplies.

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Orphan Youth Assisted

Prevented a former foster youth from becoming homeless by providing funding for rent as well as, furniture, groceries, clothing and a phone. The youth, who receives mental health and case management services from the Child and Family Guidance Center, is now on her way to overcoming unexpected roadblocks on her journey to independence.


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Family Assisted

Provided funding for one month’s rent and sorely needed furniture and appliances for a single parent family receiving mental health and adjunctive services from the Child and Family Guidance Center. This grant will allow the family to move forward to full self-sufficiency.


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Family Assisted

Yesenia Quintanilla, single mother of two girls, rewarded with kids shopping spree, gift card for groceries, gift card for household supplies and more.

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Extended Family® Works With Child & Family Guidance Center

Extended Family® formed an ongoing relationship with Child & Family Guidance Center in an effort to locate and assist deserving families in need. 

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Family Assisted

Brian Yablon, Single father of four, rewarded with grant to help catch up on past due bills and pay monthly expenses.

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Facebook


Extended Family® is now on Facebook


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Family Assisted

Eric Castillo and his son Jaylen awarded grant to pay for entire year of nursery school / daycare.


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Extended Family and Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley

Extended Family® formed an ongoing relationship with the Boys and Girls Club of the West Valley in an effort to locate and assist deserving families in need. 


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Family Assisted

Gabriel Nunez and Veronica Soliz awarded grant to assist with transportation, medical and housing.

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