Our Priority: Ending Family Homelessness in America

In the United States Families now make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population. A mother loses her job, a father is kept from working by an injury, a family is forced from their home by fire or natural disaster. Healthcare costs soar, public transportation is underfunded, affordable housing is almost impossible to find. These are just some of the reasons one out of every four homeless persons is a child.

  • RHONDA B. CLINTON

    Executive Director

What we Do
Family Promise is part of a national organization with over 180 affiliates that provides temporary shelter, transportation, meals and comprehensive case management for families who are experiencing homelessness.
How we Do it
We partner with local, faith congregations to provide shelter. Each host congregation offers our guests a place to sleep for one whole week, three to four times per year. The hosts also supply breakfast, lunch and dinner meals.
Volunteers
Volunteers are the heart of the program. They prepare meals, tutor both children and parents, transport guests to job interviews and work, help out at the Day Center, assist guests in finding jobs and housing, and share specialized skills, such as resume writing, financial planning and parenting.