ETFC Statement on Black LIves Matter
ETFC is very saddened about the death of George Floyd, in addition to all those who came before him. It is terrible to think that this level of racism still exists in our community and country. It is horrifying to think it’s actually condoned and encouraged in some quarters. However, racism does exist and its roots are deeply embedded. The global outcry over this tragedy has become a watershed moment, a catalyst for greater empathy, understanding, and, hopefully, a sustained movement toward eradicating oppression in its many insidious forms.
Since 1901, The East Toledo Family Center (ETFC) has been helping families from all walks of life. Our mission statement is “strengthening and serving our community one life at a time”. Each and every day our staff and volunteers work hard to help all families be successful. We stand with our minority families and every family we serve through our programs and services. We condemn racism; and we know that we must work harder to make changes that address the injustices that exist, especially with the minority families that we serve.
We will continue to do that in collaboration with our program partners, staff, and board members to be an advocate of real change for the families affected by racism. We also will move to strengthen and foster more partnerships with organizations who advocate for people of color. We will educate, empower, and engage all to be sure that there is significant change to how minorities are treated. That change starts with you. We are listening.
Black Lives Matter is a statement of focus, not exclusion. An attack against one is an attack against all. We must all always be ready to assist when anyone is unjustly attacked. Reach out and ask what you can do to be an ally. Be the change you wish to see in this world. Help us to continue to strengthen and serve our community…one life at a time.
DUE TO COVID-19 Pandemic
The East Toledo Family Center and Senior Center are CLOSED to the General Public until further notice for the safety of our community and our staff. All ETFC/Senior Center activities and special events are postponed or cancelled until further notice. This includes all athletics and any event that involved more than ten people.
If you have questions, you can call the Family Center at 419-691-1429.
The Senior Center is providing Grab/Go and Home Delivery Meals for seniors over 60; call 419-691-2254 for additional information.
WIC Office: Questions, call 419-693-1116; Monday & Thursday
NHA Health Clinic: Questions, call 419-696-1515 or
If you are in need of a COVID test, call NHA at 419-214-5700.
Kroger Community Rewards
It's time to enroll or re-enroll for the Kroger Community Rewards program.
Did you know that Kroger will make a donation to the East Toledo Family Center
every time you shop at Kroger's and use your Plus Card.
Just visit www.krogercommunityrewards.com
and click on the "Enroll Now" link in the Columbus, OH region!
From here, you just follow the prompts.
Each year in April you must reselect ETFC if you are already signed up in the past.
Just another way to help support ETFC!