Who We Are
We're a community based non-profit dedicated to preventing and
ending homeless for families in our community. We keep families together.
Our mission is to prevent and end homelessness for families by engaging volunteers, donors, and the faith community. We envision a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the resources for lasting independence. We believe in working with our community to end family homelessness - a challenge faced by our community requires a community solution.
Family Promise understands that poverty is a complex problem, it won't yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs. We initiate coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help families experiencing homelessness regain housing, independence, and dignity.
We provide shelter and case management services to hundreds of families experiencing homelessness. We exist to fill the gap in services within the homelessness sector. We are the only nonprofit in Delaware that has always provided shelter and services to families with children regardless of their size, make-up, or composition. The majority of shelters in the state have stipulations on the populations they serve (men only, women and children only, etc.) which leads to families being separated. We keep families together.
We provide needed temporary shelter for families experiencing homelessness, along with comprehensive case management and support. We work with families in other situations of homelessness so they can quickly secure housing, or even avoid entering the shelter system altogether. We support families during and after their transition to permanent housing to ensure they have the resources for lasting independence. We work with families up to one year after they move into permanent housing to ensure they are able to live independently.
In 2019 we served 44.9% of all families experiencing homelessness in Delaware!