What We Do

Family Promise brings shelter, meals, and support services to pregnant women and families who are experiencing or soon will be facing homelessness. Family Promise is a cost-efficient and effective community response to the families in our community who are struggling to find or keep housing.

1. We offer help for families consisting of:

  • Two parents with child(ren) with at least one child under the age of 18
  • Single parents with child(ren) with at least one child under the age of 18 
  • Legal guardians with child(ren) with at least one child under the age of 18
  • Pregnant women with or without other children under the age of 18
  • We do not support single persons. Contact Bridge to Home (661) 254-4663
  • There is absolutely no fee for services.

2. Shelter 

  • We are NOT a shelter. 
  • We house families in our Interim House for 30 to 90 days while they find employment and/or housing. There is a waitlist, so please send an email with your phone number and briefly describe your current situation (please include contact number and current location) to: casemanager@familypromisescv.org 
  • On a case by case basis, we are able to shelter families in motels if they qualify for our program. We do not receive or distribute emergency motel vouchers.  

3. Social Service Agencies

  • Family Promise works in collaboration with other Social Service agencies. Local social service agencies refer families to the program and may also help guests find or provide housing, jobs, and other needed services.

4. Volunteers 

  • Volunteers can still be actively involved in support families: 
  • Provide groceries and meals to families living in our Interim House. Contact Rachel at rachel@familypromisescv.org for the sign-up.
  • Coordinate a drive to collect supplies, toiletries, cleaning supplies, laundry detergent, diapers, socks, underwear, etc.
  • Collect gift cards to assist families with gas stations, Walmart, Amazon, Target, Trader Joe’s, Aldi, Ross, etc.

5. Guidelines for admission to our Interim House:

  • Completion of criminal background screening.
  • No active substance abuse. We test for opioids, alcohol, and methamphetamine. 
  • No untreated mental health issues.
  • No active domestic violence. A court order must be in place.
  • Families must be capable of participating in a structured, group living environment supervised by program staff and the house parent.
  • Meet 3 goals: find work, save money, and find housing.

Families are accepted into the program during regular business hours. After hours or on weekends, please leave a message at (661) 251-2866 or email casemanager@familypromisescv.org 

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