Mission: To provide housing for homeless families with children, while helping them prepare for the transition to permanent housing.
Programs: 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.
Family Promise of Lawrence is one of the most effective and engaging service programs in Douglas County, Kansas. Truly a community response to homelessness, FPL transforms the lives of families and children in crisis. Volunteers who host through participating congregations learn to put their faith into action right within the walls of their own house of worship. It's an extraordinary way for families to connect with families, and for all of us to grow in love of neighbor. Keep up the good work, FPL!