Family Promise Of Lawrence Inc
Rating: 4.81 stars 21 21 reviews
Po Box 266 Lawrence KS 66044 USA
To provide housing for homeless families with children, while helping them prepare for the transition to permanent housing.
61 children with 49 parents/grandparents comprising 30 homeless families were provided with food, shelter, and support services to enable them to move to permanent housing. 35 of those children were 5 years of age or younger. 8 families graduated into permanent housing and all have maintained it. 13 families occupied one of 5 transitional homes during the year. 3 families remained in the network at year end. An amazing 9,839 bed nights of lodging and 12,006 meals were provided through our host and support faith communities.
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I lived with this program for seven months with my daughter. They sheltered us while I got my life back together. They provided a nice atmosphere for me and my daughter while I went to school and work. The director supported me through housing. When I got my house they helped me furnish it because I had nothing. This program gave me and my daughter a home and great friends.
I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...
that I lived in the program. I've experience the support and love of the volunteers. The help and support from the staff and the generosity of donors.
If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...
update the dayhouse. I would plan some type of events for the families like a field trip like a movie or bowling. Just to get the families out and enjoy themselves and lift spirits. The week can be emotionally draining.
What I've enjoyed the most about my experience with this nonprofit is...
the caring volunteers. There were many breaking points where I wanted to quit. But with the support of volunteers and staff I continued. Now I have a home and great friends that I keep in contact with all the time.
The kinds of staff and volunteers that I met were...
out going and wonderful people. They were supportive in any way they could be. When I needed to do homework they would play with my daughter. They watched her while I attended classes for housing. They tried to make every church as homie as can be.
If this organization had 10 million bucks, it could...
update the dayhouse and make more room. Provide updated technology for the students. They could have larger beds for families. Be able to do field trips to life spirits and provide essential for families. Help the churches with expenses.
Ways to make it better...
the dayhouse were more equipped properly. We had one bathroom, no bedrooms, no stove and lack of space for kids to play. With four families it can get crowded in the dayhouse.
In my opinion, the biggest challenges facing this organization are...
lack of funding to help support churches and families.
One thing I'd also say is that...
this a great program. They have great people that volunteer and great staff that work hard.
How frequently have you been involved with the organization?
About every week
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