Every family deserves a home.
We are a non-profit 501(c)(3) and non-denominational organization for families in transition. There are over 4500 congregations and 110,000 volunteers making up these Networks. Based on the support of volunteers and host congregations, Family Promise programs are funded by donations, grants, and fundraising opportunities. Family Promise builds programs from existing resources so they can be implemented quickly, and without major start-up costs.
All the Family Promise Networks are successful. Our statistics show that 89% of the families who complete our program are successful in finding and maintaining permanent housing along with employment or supportive financial assistance. Others even enroll in school. FPGL has begun to touch many volunteers within our Network as they prepare to care for families in need in a loving and caring way.
Three to four times per year, for one week at a time, Host Congregations provide overnight lodging, meals and hospitality. Housing rotates among the member Host Congregations for as many as three families (up to fourteen people) from 5:00pm - 7:00am the next morning.
The volunteers are the lifeblood of the program, without whom Family Promise would not exist. Volunteers provide a variety of services: cooking and serving meals, playing with children, helping with homework, and staying overnight. Beyond these services, volunteers interact with the guests, treating them with respect and responding with compassion. This is an opportunity for the whole family to volunteer on some level.
Through Family Promise, you can make a lasting difference in the lives of homeless families. Our goal is to help communities mobilize to alleviate the immediate suffering of families and to help them get back on their feet. So your support now can give and grow for years to come.Donate Now
FPGL will serve intact families, single mothers with children, single fathers with children, and aunts/uncles/grandparents with custody of children under 18. Greater Lafayette has a homeless problem that we are addressing. The issue continues to grow. Won't you please help?
An FPGL supplied van and volunteers or part-time drivers transport guests to and from the Host Congregation and Day Center. The van also provides transportation to employment interviews, housing searches, medical/dental appointments, and to social agencies.
Each day the guests are brought to the Day Center, which provides a home-like atmosphere for our guests from 7:00am - 5:00pm. The FPGL and Network directors' offices are located here. Many of the guests are employed and will go to work. Other guests work with the Network Director on finding jobs and housing. The Day Center has shower facilities and a washer and dryer to clean clothes. Children not old enough for school have a designated area at the center.
There are numerous opportunities to volunteer in one of our programs and provide direct services to a homeless family. Volunteers are the heart of each Network. Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Networks enlist thousands of dedicated volunteers from the diverse congregations who form an Family Promise Network. Working in the familiar environment of their own churches or synagogues, volunteers do more than provide shelter and meals-they become an accepting support system to homeless families.
Since FPGL is self-supporting, it is very critical to open and maintain avenues of funding for the program. Although many dollars are contributed through volunteer efforts, there is a need to employ a full-time Network Director, insurances, utilities, furnishings, and a number of other necessary items to make our program a success. FPGL will always be seeking donations (both material and monetary), grants, and fundraising opportunities.