Host Congregation

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL FAITHS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a van ride to our Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

The Hospitality Network

Hospitality 

Network Host

Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. Volunteers may be:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

Manageable Commitment

Here at Family Promise we work our hardest to make your commitment as easy as possible. 

  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants​

Support Congregation

If you're congregation is unable to physically host families for a week due to space or another reason, consider becoming a support congregation. In this role:

  • Your congregation will support a host congregation

  • You'll help in every way a host congregation does, just at the host congregation's site. 

  • Provide van transportation for families from our Day Center to the host congregation. 

The Hospitality Center

Hospitality 

Center Host

We provide the shelter via our Center, we need your support to provide meals and hospitality!. Volunteers may be:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight at our shelter (only on weekends)

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

Manageable Commitment

Here at Family Promise we work our hardest to make your commitment as easy as possible. 

  • Families stay at our facility, so there is no need for your congregation to provide space.

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only four to six families   (20 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants​

Support Congregation

If you're congregation is unable to  host/provide dinner for an entire week you can support another congregation. In this role:

  • Your congregation will support a host congregation

  • You'll help prepare and host dinner.

  • Contributions of food or funds can be made. 

  • Volunteers can interact with families and provide hospitality.  

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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