History 

Family Promise of Shawnee is part of a national organization of 200 networks founded in New Jersey in 1986. Family Promise of Shawnee started serving families in January, 2005.Our network has 7 participating host congregations, 5 helper congregations, and approximately 500 volunteers. Our mission is to help families in need achieve self-sufficiency through volunteer-based mentorship. We strive to alleviate the trauma of homelessness and assist families in securing a stable home. Our mission is accomplished by providing a caring, dignified environment of overnight hospitality in church facilities, and by providing supportive services to help families become self-sufficient.

 

Mission

Our mission is to help families in need achieve self-sufficiency through volunteer-based mentorship. We strive to alleviate the trauma of homelessness and assist families in securing a stable home. Our mission is accomplished by providing a caring, dignified environment of overnight hospitality in church facilities, and by providing supportive services to help families become self-sufficient.

Who We Serve

Family Promise of Shawnee serves homeless families consisting of couples with at least one child, single mothers or fathers with at least one child, and women who are pregnant.We do not serve those with active drug or alcohol addiction, severe mental illness, violent criminal records, or those seeking shelter from domestic violence. We do serve as a referral source and refer families to appropriate agencies for other assistance programs.

Since inception, we have assisted over 10,000 individuals with our "in-network" and "out-of-network" services. In 2015, Family Promise assisted 512 individuals with 21 families that entered into our program and graduated with permanent housing and job placement.