"A multi-cultural/generational organization that empowers women and families past life’s barriers with a hand up and not a hand out."
Imagine … a woman is trying to create a sustainable life for herself and her family. Unfortunately, life issues hinder her. Not enough education, court fines, absence of transportation, and lack of skills are some common barriers. These women are the focus niche of PIFF.
Since 2009, PIFF’s Motto of a “Hand Up and not a Hand Out” has exemplified what our members have come to expect in regaining self-confidence for their personal self-sustainability.
PIFF’s Future Life Improvement Program (FLIP) is individualized per PIFF member and starts with a review by trained instructors of each member’s personal history and factors that contributed to her current situation. This dialogue is designed to uncover obstacles that are providing the current roadblock(s) to success. A personal FLIP plan is created to help move members’ overcome education deficits, create budgets, overcome transportation barriers and more. PIFF works with women and families in Hernando and Pasco Counties, Florida. Our members’ ages range from 18 to 80 years old. Education levels vary from high school drop outs to college educated. PIFF FLIP engages women and their families in Professional and Personal Development. Professional development equips members with skills that prepare them for a successful career in the workforce, or in self-employment. Personal development help members become self-sustaining along with being physically and emotionally healthy.
As a launching point for positive action, we strongly encourage our members to take the love, courage and leadership that they find at PIFF and “pay it forward” to the local community. Through our outreach programs our families spend a minimum of 3 hours per month donating their time to projects in the community.
PIFF was honored to receive the very prestigious Shining Star Award from the United Way of Hernando County for outstanding service and dedication to our community!