Become A Host Site

Volunteers Of All Faiths Changing Lives

Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers. The families leave by 7 a.m. to go to work, school or the Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, packing tomorrow’s lunch, just as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

Host Congregations

Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

Cooking and hosting dinner
Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games
Sleeping overnight in the congregation
Coordinating children’s crafts & activities
Donating necessary supplies and food for the hosting week
Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

Manageable Commitment

Families stay overnight from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., not 24 hours a day
Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year
Guests consist of only two to four families (14 children & adults max)
Family Promise runs criminal background checks on all program participants

For more information, contact Camilla Worrell, Executive Director at [email protected].