Antoinette Gomez

Antoinette Gomez

KENNETT SQUARE — When families lose their home, Family Promise of Southern Chester County provides interim housing and services that include interim housing, expert guidance and support services for families for up to year after they move into their own housing.

A management transition team, led by Bill Carl of East Marlborough, a founding board member, is leading the search for a new executive director to replace Sue Minarchi, who is retiring.

Gomez was hired in February as the Family Services Case Manager, to take programming and case management to next level for the 5-year old organization that since inception has served over 62 families who had no place to live as a family unit and have benefited from the many services and programs of the organization.

She is a Chester County native who brings diverse experience working with families through roles in private practice and public social services agencies. She is an undergraduate of Pennsylvania State University, received her MSCW at the University of Denver and completed doctoral-level work at Argosy University with professional accreditations in marriage and family counseling, addictions and other counseling specialties.

“I enjoy helping families meet life goals,” said Gomez. “ We build a community within our program as families work hard to establish a path back to their own housing that often require job training, financial support and family support services.” Already, Gomez has created family outings and made home visits to program alumni.

“We are thrilled to have the level of enthusiasm and dedication that Antoinette brings to Family Promise,” said Kim Zuleba, Board President, Family Promise of Southern Chester County.

About Family Promise of Southern Chester County: FPSCC is committed to helping children and their families experiencing homelessness in the Avondale, Kennett Consolidated, Octorara, Oxford, and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts. Its goal is to help families achieve lasting self-sufficiency and stability by providing comprehensive case management services, as well as shelter and meals through a network of congregations and volunteers until they find sustainable housing. Family Promise of Southern Chester County is part of a national, nonprofit initiative founded in 1988 with over 200 affiliates across the US changing the lives of families. To volunteer, make a donation, or provide services, please contact Family Promise of Southern Chester County at www.familypromisescc.org or info@familypromisescc.org.

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