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Family Promise of Knoxville

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Causes: Homeless & Housing, Homeless Shelters

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 267 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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Rating: 5

Family Promise is an excellent organization which helps homeless children and their families get back on their feet. They are good stewards of the money and resources donated by the community. As they work to grow, they are ever mindful of the generosity of their donors as well as the needs in the community for this population.


Rating: 4

Family Promise has served many members of our community for years even through a name change. Our church has logged countless hours caring for the clients and helping them on a pathway to independence and a home. Children should have a safe and nurturing environment to live and grow in. This organization helps further that goal. Homelessness for children is growing problem in our area and Family Promise is helping with the problem.