join us in helping struggling families achieve sustainable independence and stability
Each year in Tift County, between 50 and 60 school aged children are identified as homeless. Statistics support that for every school aged child identified as homeless, there are 1 to 2 younger children under that age of 5 experiencing homelessness. So 50 – 60 school children annually in Tift Count schools means 100 – 120 children right in our own back yard, don’t have a warm bed and safe sleeping environment.
Won’t you join us in helping struggling families achieve sustainable independence and stability?
how does it work?
Family Promise is a community-based response to family homelessness.
To participate, a family must already reside in the locality and have at least one child in the family unit. There is a limit of 14 participants total at a given time because a 15-passenger van is used for transportation. Local host churches take turns providing food and lodging for the families one week at a time. Family Promise provides portable beds and bedding, and volunteers help families move to the next church at the end of the week. In the mornings, families are transported to a Day Center, staffed by a full-time caseworker, from which children go to school and parents/guardians go to work or search for work. In the afternoon, everyone returns to the Day Center to be transported back to the host church for supper and sleep. Sometimes host churches provide an activity or assist kids with homework. Support churches assist with meals and volunteers. The caseworker helps families move forward into sustainable housing situations, providing them with resources, connections, and education to make needed changes in their lives.
we hope you will join us!
We have regularly scheduled events and meetings. If you'd like more information please don't hesitate to contact us.
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No matter how much time you have to share or what your gifts and talents are, Family Promise has a place of service for you.
Please consider joining us in Helping Homeless Families Achieve Sustainable Independence.
We have an ongoing list of supplies that are needed to carry out the mission to help.
We'd love to accept your donations to help us position ourselves to meet the needs of the families we serve. Can you help?