Offering housing while developing skills for independent living.
Our innovative shelter model is 1/3 the cost of a traditional shelter.
A Case Manager guides each family through the Family Promise program towards independence. The Case Manager assesses the causes of homelessness and develops a plan to educate and remediate the family. During the days, adults engage in a series of educational modules that teach important life skills like budgeting and decision making. The Case Manager assists families in finding housing and employment, secure financial support, access medical, mental health, and legal services, and engage in activities for their children's well-being.
Family Promise's unique partnership with the local faith community as Host Congregations offers no-cost evening housing. After a full day at the shelter, families board the FP van to enjoy the guests quarters at Host Congregations. Support Congregations extend hospitality by sharing food, spending the night, playing with children, and encouraging the family in their journey.
Our compassionate community impacts homeless families with no place left to turn.
Shelter Program services include...
- Temporary and transitional lodging
- Home cooked dinner provided by a Host or Support Congregation
- Phone and internet access
- Case management services and financial education
- Shower and laundry access
- A mailing address so families can apply and receive benefits
- Assistance with Housing and employment searches
- Resume review and editing
- Furniture, household items, toiletries and cleaning supplies when moving into permanent housing.
A typical shelter stay is 90 days. Once the family demonstrates the ability to live independently, they move to the Transitional Housing progam or to independent housing with ongoing support in the stabilization program.
This program would not be successful without the hundreds of shelter and congregation volunteers who have a desire to serve others in their time of need.