What We Are
Temporary program for 60-90 days for homeless families. We are not an emergency shelter.
Who We Serve
- Homeless Families who have at least one child in their custody (This means full legal custody)
- Pregnant women
- Families who have no felonies, active warrants, can pass a drug screen and background check, and does not have history of domestic violence.
- Family Promise has a no tolerance policy for drug and alcohol use.
What We Provide
- Weekly case management
- Financial classes
- Parenting classes
- Mentorship programs with past families and volunteers
- Transportation for families in the program
- Assistance with acquiring food stamps, TANF, etc.
- Assistance with enrolling in a GED program
How It Works
- Call our office at 405-273-0161. The receptionist will take a referral that will ask questions regarding your situation.
- The referral then goes to the case manager or director. A background check will be conducted. If there is a clean record; you will receive a call to come in for an interview. (This typically occurs within 24-48 hours)
- Your interview will typically be scheduled within 1-3 days after you call and pass the background check. Depending on the availability of the director and case manager.
- After your interview; the staff will discuss the interview. Expect a call within 48 hours to confirm whether you have been admitted into the program or if we have decided another resource is best.
- Once you have been accepted into the program, typical move in date is 1-2 days.
- After move in; you are officially in the program and we begin working with you on meeting goals that are set in case management.
To ensure the success of our guests, we maintain strict guidelines through the duration of their stay.
- Maintain or gain employment within the first 30 days and to maintain consistent employment throughout the program
- Save 90% of their income and provide proof of income during their stay.
- Are able to pass random drug testing during their stay in the program.
- We rely heavily on volunteers to provide a hot meal and a place to stay. There is no exception to staying at our churches.
- Curfew of 5pm to be at the day center to be ready to be transported to the churches.
Typical Day of a Guest
Be awake and ready to go for the van driver to pick the guests up at the church for the week.
Guests feed their children breakfast and get the children ready for school/daycare.
Children are at school/daycare and parents are getting ready for work/going to work.
If guest does not have a job, they will begin their day job searching.
8:00am - 4:00pm
Guest will have a case management meeting, will complete the chores assigned to them for that week, and will fix their lunch. (Guests are only responsible for their breakfast and lunch); otherwise guest should be working. Guests are not to sleep during the day.
Guests are to return to the daycenter to be transported to the church for the week. There is not exception unless the client works evenings.
5:00pm - 6:00pm
Guests are to be at the churches and are not leave unless with a volunteer.