Family Promise is very grateful for the support we received for our Keeping the Promise Capital Campaign to renovate our shelter for homeless families. Thank you!
Keeping the Promise began in 2015 and was undertaken to repair and modernize the aging grade school building that serves as our main shelter; to increase capacity and locate all of our services on one site; to improve efficiencies; and to better serve an increasing number of young homeless families. By August 2017, the renovated family shelter’s capacity had increased from 14 to 22 family living units.
Today, the shelter features new meeting rooms, children’s activity areas and an improved employment area. A large children’s area on the lower level was re-designed and is being used for Early Childhood Enrichment Services for the large number of pre-school aged children in shelter. Quarterly Health Forums and parenting classes are being held in our renovated meeting room. Employment staff is utilizing a new employment lab to further engage clients and have increased supplemental employment programming, such as Job Club. Lastly, case managers now have offices on the same floors as the family living units, allowing for an increase in their interactions with clients.