Our shelter program and warm hospitality is the foundation of the Family Promise model.
A unique community based solution to providing emergency shelter for families experiencing homelessness.
Founded in New Castle County in 2010, the original Family Promise “Rotational Network” was our core program. Up to 4 families at a time received needed temporary shelter. We partnered with 50+ congregations that provided families with lodging and hospitality in their houses of worship. Our 2,000+ volunteers cooked, hosted activities for families, shopped for groceries and prepared rooms for families to sleep in. During the day, our full-time case management staff provided support and helped them quickly move back into housing.
The innovative model — using existing space like congregations and volunteers motivated by compassion — helped hundreds of children and adults in Delaware. Working with our community partners, we provided comprehensive and targeted services, including extensive case management, at 1/3 the cost of traditional shelter, always serving families of all sizes, make-ups, and compositions.
On average, 88% of the people served in our Hospitality Network secure housing within 67 days! Because of the depth of services and community support, families stay housed.
Volunteers provide hospitality, meals, activities and other support.
Aldersgate United Methodist Church
Bible Fellowship Church of Newark
Christ Church Christiana Hundred
Ebenezer United Methodist Church
Grace Lutheran Church
Limestone Presbyterian Church
Skyline United Methodist Church
St. James Mill Creek Episcopal Church
St. Mark's United Methodist Church
St. Philip's Lutheran Church
The Good News Church, PCA
White Clay Creek Presbyterian
Volunteers from these partners may provide meals and provide hospitality for guest families; provide financial supporter; or support Family Promise NNCC in some other mutually beneficial way!
Congregation Beth Shalom
One In Christ Community Church
Hanover Presbyterian Church
Kingswood United Methodist Church
Marshallton United Methodist Church
Mt. Lebanon UMC
Shiloh Baptist Church
St. Barnabas Episcopal Church
St. John the Beloved Catholic Church
St. Michael the Archangel Orthodox Church
St. Stephen's Lutheran Church
Trinity Community Church
Unitarian Universalist Society of Mill Creek
Zakat Foundation of America
Your congregation or organization can join us in ending family homelessness! For more information, contact Lisa Kane, Community Engagement Manager, at email@example.com or (302) 998-2222 ext. 104.
Your donation will keep families together and help them overcome homelessness. We accept monetary donations (click here to securely donate online) and donations of needed supplies (click here for our current wish list). Questions? Contact Blaine Breeding, Development & Marketing Manager: firstname.lastname@example.org or (302) 998-2222 ext. 105.