|Our mission||To help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response.|
Family Promise of Pinellas County
|About us||Collaborating with our community provides the support and resources families in crisis need to put themselves on a path towards long-term housing stability. Our vision is that every family in Pinellas County has safe affordable housing and the resource to achieve self-sufficiency and lasting independence. Currently, 93% of families who have completed the program remain housed!|
1 month ago
Family Promise is a non-profit organization that takes families from homelessness to wholeness. When families enter the program, they are given temporary housing, meals and stability through a wonderful group of volunteers and host/support congregations. In turn, while in the program, the children go to school/childcare, while parents are educated in budgeting, assisted in job search and securing permanent housing. When families leave the program weeks later and embark on a new life, they are equipped to maintain independence, and most do! It’s beautiful to watch families enter the program as strangers and leave as family.
Because a strong bond is established, it is no wonder that the Board and volunteers became concerned about our graduates during the onset of the Corona virus. There was discussion as to how we could assist them during this time of crisis if they had current
needs. After all, isn’t that what family does? It was decided that past graduates would be called to see how they were doing. One of the ladies reached had three children, and had lost her job. She used her Stimulus Check to cover her rent, but was short on money for food. Because of our generous past donors, we had gift cards at the office, and were able to send her a Walmart gift card to buy much needed groceries. She was near tears to know that her “Family Promise family” was still assisting her! Family Promise also supported a host congregation that was assisting a member/former graduate who had been
laid off due to COVID 19 with gas/grocery gift cards.
It’s hard to let this opportunity go by without mentioning that one of the graduate families we contacted was doing so well that she decided not to accept our help but
commented, “I want you to know that Family Promise saved my life!” During this time of uncertainty and until we can again safely open our doors to new guests, because of our donors, we are so thankful that we can continue to uphold our promise to be family- we remain, Family Promise. ... See MoreSee Less
3 months ago
A very relevant message from the Board of Directors
As the board of directors for Family Promise of Pinellas County, we are reaching out to our generous supporters with this update. While valuing you, as well as honoring the needs of homeless children and their families, we, too, are respecting the evolving restrictions placed on all of us in these unprecedented times.
With all of this in mind we have found it necessary to revise our timeline for re-opening our doors.
When we have a clearer picture of when we can safely open our doors and begin serving the children and families in our area, you will be the first to know. We absolutely value this ministry, because we know it works. 33 families and 78 children would agree.
Until that time, let’s all rise to the circumstances we find ourselves in by taking care of our families with the certain hope that we will all come out of this better and stronger.
Board of Directors
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Thank you for the update. Let me know if you need anything ❤️
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