What We Do
At the American Family Foundation, Inc., we are dedicated to helping our community in many ways. As a leading charitable organization in the Tampa Bay area and Florida since 2010, we’ve been working day and night to make sure our goals are met. Learn more about our programs below and see how you can help us make a difference in people’s lives.
The Horst - Tavarez Project
Poverty, lack of support from groups or networks, and substandard housing put about 1.4 million veterans at risk for homelessness. In addition, returning veterans are twice as likely to become chronically homeless as other Americans, according to Veterans Inc. Women veterans are four times as likely to become homeless as male veterans. In Florida, we provide food and clothing to homeless veterans and attempt to reunite them with their families and loved ones.
Destitute Families in Crisis
The Steve & Tonja Stuart Project
American Family Foundation, Inc. is committed to helping the neediest in the sunshine state. Eight months after a heart-wrenching story about homeless families living in economy motels, Scott Pelley brought "60 Minutes" cameras back to Central Florida to document another level of homelessness - kids and their parents living in cars. Our volunteers find those families---assist them with food, clothing, temporary shelter, and getting their kids back in school while pursuing employment opportunities for the parents.
Abused & Neglected Elderly
The Marie C. McQueen Project
From the National Center on Elder Abuse, Bureau of Justice Statistics, there are over two million cases of elder abuse each year with neglect accounting for nearly 60% of all reports. Our foundation partners with local community agencies to reach out to the abused and neglected elderly, offering them counseling, home-assistance resources, and companionship for the purpose of dignifying them as human beings and honoring the contributions they have made to their family and community.