Family Matters is a family-centered organization in the North of Howard neighborhood that seeks to be a catalyst for change - building and strengthening the community through programs that support personal growth and leadership.
Family Matters strives to be a safe, positive second home where families of diverse culture and experience come together and find equal acceptance, encouragement and challenge.
Family Matters believes the community must determine its own needs and can meet those needs through a partnership comprising neighborhood residents, staff, volunteers and donors.
Family Matters encourages respect for self and others and practices three principles of leadership:
- Utilizing peaceful conflict resolution,
- Embracing positive thinking and language,
- Illuminating the power of responsible decision-making.
Family Matters supports all participants and their families in addressing self-identified issues within their communities and beyond. To that end, we utilize shared leadership within a personal-to-worldwide model of activism that begins with learning how to be an activist in one's own life.