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Posted: May 10, 2008 10:47

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Friends of Families Foundation
Lake Arrowhead, CA

Dozens Of Children Helped By
Friends Of Families Foundation

Brandi Elliott
Jim Powell, PhD

May 9, 2008

A decade ago, while in a conversation with his daughter who was attending an emotional growth school, Joel Horowitz, saw in her eyes the anguish of not having her friends (who had been through so much with her) be able to experience the pride and self confidence that comes from program completion. Then, while attending a parent education workshop he was discussing this unfortunate occurrence with other parents and found they were also heartbroken and frustrated. They were seeing the results of their children's journey's and couldn't imagine other children who were less fortunate not being able to complete theirs. It was then; they decided they had to act.

Together with a group of equally concerned and committed parents, The Foundation* was formed. While they wanted to help all children, they were particularly touched and connected to those who were already committed and in the process of healing by their current enrollment at an emotional growth/therapeutic boarding school. Knowing the value of "finishing what you start", they decided to focus The Foundations' efforts on those families.

Since the Foundation's inception in 1998, we are proud to have helped dozens of families in need. In 2007 alone, the Foundation has supported 6 families in need.

We are excited at how swiftly the word has spread about our mission. However, as you are well aware, keeping children enrolled in these schools/programs is an expensive yet worthy and necessary endeavor.

We write this letter in hopes of enlisting your support to help us reach our goal of helping additional families.

Please take a moment to visit our website,, which outlines our mission, charitable organization status and criteria for benefiting families and participating schools/programs. Feel free to contact us for additional information.

All donations and fundraising ideas/opportunities are encouraged and appreciated.

*The Friends of Families with Children in Crisis Foundation, originally founded in 1998 as The Friends of CEDU Foundation, is a non-profit corporation recognized as a Section 501(c)(3) charitable organization by the Internal Revenue Service.

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