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FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INC
November 22, 2011

Family Promise works to help families regain a place to live. Most have had a major issue--illness or accident, job loss--that has caused them to lose their home. Many times, Dad and Mom are working or trying to work but just can't get caught up and then ahead of the bills. Family Promise provides a place to stay (one week per church with a rotation among about 11 churches), meals (breakfast and dinner with fixings available to pack a lunch) and counseling re: jobs, budgeting, etc. This enables families to save enough money for a security deposit, etc to get into an apartment or house again.

The Great!

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

the smiles and thank yous from participants and the knowledge that I AM doing what Jesus would do.

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to fund another van and case worker so we could double the size and the number of families helped.

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Would you volunteer for this group again?

Definitely

For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

A lot

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2011

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & Most recently, I cook a meal and spend an evening with families.

FAMILY PROMISE OF MONMOUTH COUNTY INC
November 20, 2010

I have worked with Family Promise since it started in Monmouth County. I have talked to many guests--people who just had a run of bad luck. This organization is special for several reasons--it targets FAMILIES who need help and are willing to follow some rules to receive the help, it gives people specific jobs they can do to help those in need and it does it without the government's involvement. I have found most guests want to get their life together and not need this assistance any longer than they have to--it is really a hand up, not a hand out.

The Great!

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

the joy when a family is moving into their own housing after staying with Family Promise for a rotation or two. And I've had little kids run up and hug me and moms say thank you and dads just shake my hand. I've even had people ask me for a recipe after I've served them an evening meal!

Ways to make it better...

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

find a way to fund another day center and van so more churches and people could be involved. There are families in this county that do not have a place to live. This is a expensive area for living!

MY ROLE:
Volunteer & I have coordinated meals for one location and have fixed many meals.