By the nature of the work they do, Family & Children's Aid always needs school and children's supplies. They help children and families at their most vulnerable through more than 20 programs. They offer shelter for homeless mothers and children, help teens struggling with substance abuse, offer mental health counseling, provide foster care and in-home programs and more.

Here's a look at their services through the eyes of a child:

They've had to adapt a bit because of the coronavirus pandemic, and we're adapting, too, to support them with a VIRTUAL Stuff the Bus supply drive supported by The Flood Law Firm. Getting involved is as simple as donating online here.

As you can see, their services help children of all ages and their families, whoever makes up their family. They incorporate play, group therapy and expressive art and offer incentives for children to keep coming back. It's hard and important work, and our society's most vulnerable members are facing new challenges at the beginning of a new school year.

Help Family & Children's Aid continue to make a difference by clicking on one of the two links above. You'll make a difference in the lives of local families and help an important local nonprofit continue its good work. To learn more about Family & Children's Aid and their services, see fcaweb.org.