The 2018 hurricane season has been extraordinarily active in parts of the U.S., with Hurricane Florence currently impacting millions in the Carolinas. As this natural disaster unfolds, the staff here at VolunteerMatch is doing its part to ensure that, if you are in an affected community, you are prepared and safe. And if you are looking to help with disaster relief efforts, you know about the most effective ways to contribute.
To help families without homes achieve and sustain independence.
Family Promise of Lorain County opened its doors in 2008. Trhrough its Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) it has comprehensive emergency shelter services to homeless families. Family Promise accepts mothers, fathers, legal guardians and couples with physical custody of at least one child under the age of 18. Shelter and meals are provided through 14 host congregations along with 15 supporting congregations providing supplies and volunteers. A Day Center is maintained in downtown Elyria where families receive intensive support services to assist each family to identify the obstacles that have led them into homelessness and resolve those obstacles so that permanent community housing can be obtained and sustained.