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What We Do

Family Promise helps local communities coordinate their compassion to address the root causes of family homelessness

 

We address the issue holistically, providing prevention services before families reach crisis, shelter and case management when they become homeless, and stabilization programs once they have secured housing to ensure they remain independent. We tap existing local resources to empower families towards economic stability. Families come to us in crisis; we help them rebuild their lives with new skills and ongoing support.

At our September Board 2020 meeting, we affirmed the following:

 

Our guiding principle is that every child deserves a home. We strive to accomplish this by transforming the lives of families through two distinct prevention paths.

 

First, we will enter into relationships with individual families to provide financial assistance in situations of impending homelessness (evictions, condemnations). Family Promise will provide financial support and access to existing community resources for these families as they journey towards stability for an extended period of time with commitment on both sides of shared measurable goals.

 

Second, we will offer 1-2 programs to the community that are uniquely, distinctly Family Promise. These programs will be led and hosted by local congregations and individuals committed to the ideals of Family Promise.

Prevention

Preventing families from becoming homeless in the first place with Shelter Diversion, Rental Assistance and Transportation programs.

Transitional Shelter

Our rotational shelter program and warm hospitality is the foundation of the Family Promise model.