Services Provided
  • Access to higher education and/or career training
  • Weekly life skills workshops
  • Monthly support groups
  • Intensive case management meetings, weekly, with Family Advocate
  • Network of community resources
  • Volunteer mentoring
Eligibility
  • Frederick County, MD resident
  • 18 years of age or older
  • Children who live with parent/guardian at minimum part-time (legal documentation may be required)
  • Clean from illegal drugs for the past six months and sober from alcohol use if history of alcohol abuse
  • Not currently on methadone
  • Willing to pursue an education and/or job training
  • Proof of all income to determine eligibility
  • Proof of working diligently to pursue employment
Advocates for Homeless Families, Inc. Receives $10,000 Donation from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation
Grant honors local financial representative as a top volunteer


Dan Schiffman

MILWAUKEE, WI (July 11, 2010) – Advocates for Homeless Families, Inc. is receiving a $10,000 grant from the Northwestern Mutual Foundation in recognition of financial representative Daniel Schiffman, CLU’s outstanding volunteer involvement as part of the company’s 16th annual national Community Service Award program. A Frederick resident, Schiffman is a representative with Northwestern Mutual Financial Network - Maryland in Frederick, MD.

Schiffman is one of 25 financial representatives being recognized as top volunteers. Through the program funded by the Northwestern Mutual Foundation, more than $275,000 will be donated this year to various nonprofit organizations nationwide.

“In Frederick and around the country, nonprofit organizations are hungry for exceptional volunteers like Daniel to help others reach their full potential,” said Kimberley Goode, president of the Northwestern Mutual Foundation. “Daniel’s passion for volunteerism and commitment to strengthening the community is making a difference now and for future generations.”

Schiffman will be presented with the Community Service Award during Northwestern Mutual’s Annual Meeting on Tuesday, July 27, 2010 at the company’s headquarters in Milwaukee, Wisconsin.

“Advocates for Homeless Families have helped more than 800 families break the cycle of poverty, and this has been incredibly rewarding for me,” said Schiffman. “Northwestern Mutual’s grant will help the organization continue to make an enduring impact in my community. I’m incredibly grateful that Northwestern Mutual has helped us continue the homegrown legacy of Advocates for Homeless Families.”

The Community Service Award program is open to more than 9,000 Northwestern Mutual financial representatives and assistant financial representatives, recognizing their individual dedication to charitable organizations and philanthropic projects. Since the program’s inception, over $3 million has been contributed to more than 300 non-profit organizations throughout the country.