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Family Corp

Our country needs a grass roots/government volunteer organization similar to the Peace Corp but instead focusing on our OWN families....the Family Corp. This could give college graduates (and some high school) valuable work and life experience and at the same time helping families. It is difficult to give the structure that Colin Powell states that we need if you are a single parent, parents with a disabled, mentally ill, or sick child,...or a family with an elderly parent. Or a family with just a temporary situation such as an illness, recovering from an operation, loss of job, or having one parent in the military service. There are so many young capable people out there who have the energy and drive to give families more structure and make them more functional. Those extended families, although helpful in the past, are few and far between these days. Of course there needs to be training for these young adults and they could put to work any area of expertise. This would be for ALL economic levels, not just the indigent. What is a good name? Family Corp? Family Care? Who has the need for this? How many women out there are caring for kids, parents, friends, siblings, neighbors, pets, and working full time? We need more support to have structure.

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  • Feb 18 2013: The US government has destroyed just about everything it has touched. The idea of bringing them into the family would be a disaster.
    • Feb 18 2013: Hi Amaranda - please read through the discussion. I believe that we moved beyond the government idea to a non-profit or other volunteer organization. The idea of accessing mentoring groups that already exist is one idea. I was even thinking of making up a FB group that people could join to put in volunteer hours and then when they need them, they can access those hours back. Kind of like credit. For younger people, like college students, they could put the service on their resume. I have a friend whose husband's tumor has started growing again and will need daily driving to the radiation treatments. She can't take off work right now with anticipation of needing to take off work to take care of him in the near future. She has called out to friends to help, but really could use a lot more support. The caretakers of the world just need a lot more support and respect. Thanks for contributing.
      • Feb 24 2013: The best way to help is having a health service. Don,'t let propaganda get you .If you can keep population healthy .They are able to work Don't let the Lobbyist tell you different .The only drain are YKW

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