The Family Promise Network Program brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. Family Promise Networks are a cost-efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness.
1. Host/Support Congregations: The hosting of families rotates weekly among the Host Congregations in the Network. Each host congregation provides overnight stays, three meals a day, and caring hospitality. Volunteers provide the meals, supplies and support.
2. Day Center: Guests use a local Day Center from 7:00 AM to 5:00 PM, where the Family Promise Network Director and Case Manager, provide case management services. There, guests pursue employment, tend pre-school children, shower, and do laundry. The day center provides guests with a mailing address and a base for housing and employment searches. Some guests are employed during the day, while older children attend school.
3. Transportation: The Family Promise Network van transports guests between the host congregation and the Day Center. The Network also uses the van to provide school pick-up and drop-off to any children do not have any other transportation options.
4. Social Service Agencies: Family Promise works in collaboration with other Social Service agencies. Local social service agencies refer families to the Network and may also help guests find or provide housing, jobs, and other needed services.
5. Volunteers: Volunteers are essential to our success and provide a wide range of services like cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping them with homework, interacting with guests with respect and compassion, and providing overnight security.