SHELTERING – INTERFAITH HOSPITALITY NETWORK
Family Promise organizes houses of worship, nonprofits and social service agencies into community-based Interfaith Hospitality Network’s that provide comprehensive services for homeless families. Volunteers are the heart of each network. Volunteers coupled with the use of existing community resources, means that we are able to provide emergency shelter, meals and other assistance to homeless families for about one-third the cost of traditional shelters. Because of the involvement and dedication of our volunteers, more than 75 percent of the families we have assisted have found permanent homes.
PROMISES to KEEP
The Family Promise permanent housing program for persons with disabilities, Promises to Keep is a Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) funded program which accepts homeless persons with a qualifying disability (one adult must have the disability), and their families (must have children under the age of 18).
Community needs are met by providing up to 100% of monthly rent expense, utility allowance, and monthly case management referrals as well as wrap-around services, food, clothing and transportation. Services are provided to our veteran’s families, single fathers, single mothers and dual parent families.
COMMUNITY PARTNERSHIP for OPENING DOORS
Family Promise’s newest program – C.P.O.D., links mentor groups from local congregations with families who have recently graduated and moved into their new homes. Providing professional case management along with trained volunteers, families receive continuing support systems and basic needs such as household items or furniture donations, as they transition into their new surroundings. The C.P.O.D. program provides a critical link for continued growth and education for the family; strengthening this bond serves as a strong deterrent for the family receding back into homelessness.
earn about additional resource programs and Family Promise affiliates in other cities. Visit: http://www.familypromise.org/