Family Promise provides food, shelter and support services to homeless Grayson County families with children as they regain sustainable independence. We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. Family Promise responds by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers. Family Promise provides food, shelter, and support services for homeless families as well as providing advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless, and educates people about poverty and the means to combat it. We work in the community, guided by experts . . . the people who live there and know it best. The national organization of Family Promise welcomes volunteers from diverse backgrounds who represent nearly every faith in the United States. As a national organization of 200+ affiliates in 42 states, we have served more than 700,000 people, including tens of thousands of homeless families who found temporary homes at our Affiliates. Most of our clients are children. Our proven approach has helped nearly 80 percent of clients secure housing.
Family Promise provides a community based solution that incorporates community outreach and mission opportunities at the congregational level. In conjunction with a day facility operated by Family Promise staff; host congregations are needed to provide meals and evening shelter. Using an existing resource model of operations means that resources within the community are matched with community need.
Here at Georgetown we are excited to be a Host Congregation as part of Family Promise of Grayson County.
Family Promise Vision statement: a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together.
For more info visit Family Promise's website