Left: Sr. Henrietta Gorris, CSA
Right: Dr. Robert Wolf
Sr. Henrietta was soon joined by Dr. Robert Wolf, a retired chemical engineer who served as the first volunteer executive director for what was then known as Family Cooperators. Dr. Wolf assisted Sr. Henrietta raise funds to continue their mission of safe, decent affordable housing and services and was instrumental in developing the Lease-Purchase home ownership model that is duplicated throughout the city today. Through their vision, Famicos has grown from a faith-based, volunteer organization in 1969 to a mature CDC with 12 Board of Directors and a full-time, professional staff of 38 and 5 part-time employees.