What We Do

Family Promise is a national organization with more than 200 local affiliates.  Affiliates help local communities coordinate their compassion and current resources to address the root causes of family homelessness. We address the issue holistically. We provide prevention services before families reach a crisis, offer 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.

Typically affiliates have a network of 13 Host Sites that host 5 families, 1 week at a time 4 times a year.   Our host sites work in rotation together. Host sites are often churches, synagogues, and community centers.  

Families stay at the Host Site in the evening hours-typically from 6 pm-6 am.  During the day they go to work, the Day Center or to school.  At the day center, they work with our Executive Director and Case Manager on things like looking for work, arranging reliable transportation, securing housing, and connecting to services like counseling and more.

Prevention

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

Emergency Shelter

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

Graduate Support Services 

Helping the families we serve not only succeed today but remain stable in their housing, financial capability and career paths tomorrow.

Community Initiatives

Family Promise understands the needs of vulnerable families. So, we offer innovative programs – such as tenancy preparation, financial literacy, and virtual career pathway training - to address them in a cost-effective, targeted approach.

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