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FAMILY PROMISE-GREATER PHOENIX
November 14, 2011

I spend a lot of time working with Family Promise at the strategic level, and I wouldn't do this if I didn't see wonderful results. The staff is dedicated and excellent, and truly works overtime to help client families succeed. The clients are selected for their willingness to work hard to find a job and a home for their children....and over 70% achieve sustainable housing within 60 days of joining the program. That is an amazing statistic for a homeless program.

I've been working with Family Promise for over 6 years, and I find this work to be very, very rewarding.

The Great!

I've personally experienced the results of this organization in...

I've watched the organization grow and serve more families each year. I've also seen a steady increase in life-skills training for the families to help them achieve and maintain independence - cash management classes, parenting classes, etc.

Ways to make it better...

If I had to make changes to this organization, I would...

Find a source of affordable childcare. This is one of the main obstacles for poor families with children - affordable care for their children so the parents can work. Overall, the agency is efficient and effective.

MY ROLE:
Board Member & I mostly work on fund raising projects, helping with grant writing, and working with the board to develop strategy and goals.