A family entering the program will arrive at our Day Center for an interview with the Director, who explains the program. At the end of the day, a Family Promise van will transport the family to the host congregation where they will join other guest families.
At the church, volunteers will greet the family and help them settle into their private sleeping area. Then volunteers and guests will dine together in a family setting. Evening activities for children may include homework, crafts, tutoring, or games. Adults may plan their next day’s search for work or housing, read to their children, talk with volunteers, or just relax.
Volunteers will provide breakfast the next morning, and everyone again eats together. Families will
travel to the Day Center in the van, where guests shower and prepare for school and work. School
buses will transport students to school from the Day Center.
A Stay At Family Promise
Adult guests can use the Day Center resources to search for housing and employment, often with help from staff and volunteers.
At the end of the day, the Family Promise van will take families back to the host congregation. After a week’s stay with the first host congregation, volunteers will help families move to another host
congregation. Nine weeks is a family’s average length of stay in the program. Nearly 80 percent of guest families secure permanent or transitional housing before leaving Family Promise.