Our company is a family business created in 1986.
The work of FMC Family and Community Services (FMC) was started in 1986 as a grassroots effort by Elect Lady Rosetta Jefferson under the auspices of Operation H.O.P.E. (Helping Other People Excel) providing annual scholarships to graduating Seniors on their way to college and assistance to families in need. Later, while FMC operated an after-school program under the Community Youth Development Program created by the Texas Legislature, Mrs. Jefferson recognized dire gaps in the services available for families of the youth she served.
In 2005, FMC opened a free Health & Wellness Clinic that is open to the public once a month, and has since integrated an annual Wellness Fair and various community initiatives, such as training and informational workshops. Awarded designation as a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization in 2007, FMC formalized its purpose to provide multifaceted psychosocial and support services to at-risk youth, as well as diverse benevolent activities to the people of the community. The life mission of FMC is to create and provide services that will build healthier families and support a solid family structure within the community.
In 2012, FMC worked to streamline various program efforts and solidify the structure of the organization. In so doing, FMC created the L.I.F.E. Choices Program (Live Inspired For Excellence) for children and youth, to include educational programs for adults and seniors in the community to improve personal and professional skills. In effect, FMC also resurrected the Community Garden to increase access to healthy foods for the community.
In 2015, FMC launched Urban Specialists™, a nonprofit organization founded by Bishop Omar Jahwar to stop senseless violence in urban areas. With objectives set to address critical concerns such as clothing, food, job training, health care, and youth services, FMC continues to utilize a growing network of partnering agencies for providing referrals and additional resources to the community.
We have opportunities for everyone
Serve in the community
Help us serve those in community who are in need.
Grow healthy foods
Start a community garden in your neighborhood.
Practice good health
Volunteer at our free Health & Wellness clinic.
We value the tradition of growing our food
Harkening to the self-sufficiency of previous generations who planted victory gardens throughout local neighborhoods as a means to support the nation’s war efforts during World War II, The Victory Garden Project is declaring independence from corporate food systems and cultivating a healthier and more fulfilling life for individuals and the community. The “war” is a revolution and the battleground is in front and backyards; in empty abandoned lots; and in the human body. This grassroots rebellion is fighting to take back responsibility and control of the food supply through urban agriculture and organic gardening.