Mission: Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.
Results: The numbers as of 8/31/12:
Family Units 138
Family Members 458
Children Under 5 123
Average length of stay 78.7 Nights
Shelter nights 25,782
Meals served 78,645
Success rate - permanent housing 53%
Success rate - all housing 81%
Going Home, Staying Home graduates> 5 Families
total Families worked with 28 families
Programs: Provide support and assistance with lifeskills, shelter, food, clothing, and meals to homeless children and families referred to the organization by social service agencies and other non-profit organizations. Area churches provided approximately 1,683 shelter nights to families participating in the program at an estimated cost of 77,401.
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I am happy to be a Pastor of a church who hosts families of Family Promise. It is a joy to be part of this life changing organization. I had a chance to see a family, a single mother with two young children, move into an apartment after staying in Family Promise for several months. They were so excited to get back on their feet with some tools (weekly seminars from professionals in the community), furniture to furnish the place, and a new scooter.