Family Promise currently shelters families at two locations: a building that it owns off of Kinsman Road in Mt. Pleasant, and space that it rents from a local church off of E. 55th Street. The Mt. Pleasant space, which was converted from the old St. Cecelia elementary school in 1990 houses 14 families at a time in apartment-style living. The rented space serves 8 families at a time in private bedrooms and shared living space. Zoning issues preclude men from residing at the rented space, so fathers with children and two-parent families must be served at the Mt. Pleasant site.
Family Promise seeks to combine its shelter for families into one location at its building in Mt. Pleasant. The building is structurally sound, but has not been renovated since it was originally converted into apartments in 1991. Because the existing apartments are very large, the planned renovations would increase the number of apartments so that the agency can serve the same number of families at one location as are now served at two. In addition, all agency staff can be located at one site. This renovation would complete the final step in the agency's journey to transformation.