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As of July 2023, Bidwell Riverside Center and Hawthorn Hill officially merged into Families Forward, an organization where the original four programs - Bidwell Pantry, Child Development Center, New Directions Shelter, and The Home Connection - work together to provide compassionate, life-changing assistance to families and their path to self-sufficiency.
How we help the community
Child Development Center
Affordable, high-quality early childhood education targeting families on limited incomes. Learn more >
New Directions Shelter
Emergency shelter and supportive services for families experiencing homelessness. Learn more >
The Home Connection
Providing vulnerable families with affordable homes while they work to achieve economic self-sufficiency. Learn more >
"The food and clothing pantry has really helped to supplement our expenses. The volunteers and employees are very friendly and helpful."
Debra, Bidwell Pantry Client
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