Monthly Archives: June 2011

“One is the loneliest number…”


As of today, I am proud to be able to declare myself an additional marketing and development intern to the Triangle Family Services team. My name is Melinda Hall and I am a follow Raleighite, born and raised. After graduating high school, I left Raleigh for two years to attend UNC Greensboro. However, I realized the Triangle was still home for me and now I am finishing my last semester at NC State this fall. Come December I will be a graduate from the Poole College of Management with a degree in Business Administration and a concentration in Marketing.

Since I was enrolled in kindergarten, my mother began instilling the importance of being an active member of my community in me. I have volunteered with a wide variety of organizations over the past 17 years and am excited to truly utilize my talents and skills for TFS. Observing and working for Alice Lutz, CEO, and Tiffany Mielnik, Agency Coordinator, both of whom are intelligent and composed women, shall be a rewarding experience in which I can gain information that coursework alone would have never given me. I will also be working alongside Michael Mann, another marketing intern, whose first impression has lead me to believe is an extremely competent and hard working young man.

As this is my first day, I cannot say much about my experience here other than the entire family at TFS has been nothing short of warm and welcoming. I look forward to working and communicating with all the employees, volunteers, and any community members that I happen to encounter while I am here!


Melinda Hall

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Mortgage Payment Program Workshop

Workshop Highlight: Mortgage Payment Program Workshop


This loan program, administered through our CCCS division and serving Wake, Johnston, Durham, Orange, and Chatham counties, may be able to help you save your home from foreclosure if you have experienced a job loss due to changing economic conditions, like a layoff, plant closing, or downsizing. The program is underwritten by the North Carolina Housing Finance Agency.

Come to an information session for an in-depth explanation of the program – all sessions are held on Thursday mornings from 10 am to 11:30 am.

NOTE: Information sessions are by appointment only due to limited seating. Please call 919-821-1770, x0 to reserve a seat.


Location Details

Triangle Family Services Office
700 Blue Ridge Rd, Suite 101
Raleigh NC 27606

Be sure to check out our website for more information and date of events!


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Families Falling into Poverty as Parents Seek Work

Check out this article. It really opens up your eyes as to what’s going on around us.

“We’re the wealthiest country in the world, and we have kids who are going to bed hungry through no fault of their own,” says Rev. Mike Aiken, the longtime executive director of Greensboro Urban Ministry. “It’s basic human rights. They shouldn’t have to go through that.”

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Don’t Forget about our Great Workshops!

Our next Mortgage Zone Workshop is coming up Wednesday, June 22nd. Be sure to contact Joe Paradise at or 919-821-0790 x109 if you would like to learn more about some key mortgage issues and how to submit a loan modification application that has a good chance of being successful. Classes are held on alternate Wednesday evenings at 6 pm. Each session lasts 2 hours. Class location: 700 Blue Ridge Rd, Suite 101, Raleigh, NC 27606.


Also, be sure to check out our website’s calendar here for more information and dates regarding our workshops!


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Good News for TFS and Other Raleigh Agencies!

Approval Given to Community Enhancement Grants


“The Raleigh City Council on June 7 approved grant funding for six community enhancement projects. The projects total $160,845.

The purpose of community enhancement projects is to provide programs for residents with low or moderate incomes or aid in the prevention in blighted conditions. Funding is allocated to organizations or agencies to provide the projects.

Council members agreed to fund the following community enhancement grant projects for Fiscal Year 2011-12, which begins on July 1.”


Project   Host Organization/Agency   Funding
Swooping Saturday Volunteer Work Days   Strong Women Organizing Outrageous Projects (SWOOP)   $8,564
Juvenile Literacy Center   Literacy Council of Wake County   $25,000
Family Safety Initiative   Triangle Family Services   $40,000
“A Roof Over Our Heads” Roof Replacement Project   Interact   $50,000
SummerCamp   The Encouraging Place   $16,988
Housing Program   Step Up Ministry   $20,293


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Upcoming TFS Workshops

Triangle Family Services has many great workshops coming up that can help you with mortgage management all the way to key budget and credit issues. Check out our website for more information and a calendar listing the dates and times for the events. 

Our Identity Theft Workshop is coming up Monday, June 20th at 6:00pm. This workshop will show you how to protect your good name from identity thieves. This workshop topic is one that often doesn’t get much attention until a thief robs you of your financial identity. Be prepared by learning all you can to prevent ID theft from happening to you.

Please call 919-821-1770 or email to reserve your place in class!

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TFS in the News

Check out this article pertaining to the funding of our DOSE program.

Triangle Family Services DOSE program

How do you feel about this issue? Let us know.

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