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Building partnerships throughout our communities to support children and families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence.
Great River Family Promise is an affiliate of Family Promise. A network includes thirteen houses of worship and engages between 800 - 1000 community volunteers each year. Host congregations provide overnight shelter, meals, and hospitality for up to four families for one week every four months on a rotating basis. Families have access to a Day Center which houses administrative offices and provides a place to do laundry, take showers, store a few personal items and receive mail. Transportation between the Day Center and congregation facilities is provided though the network.
Family Promise builds networks using existing resources as much as possible to maximize local community support and funding. The basic elements of Great River Family Promise are:
Host Congregation Day Center Transportation Fundraising Social Services Volunteers