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  • Family Promise of Hawaii Family Promise of Hawaii

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Mission Statement

Our mission is to mobilize existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence.

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  • Innovation Works

Family Promise of Hawai’i is a new and innovative program to help families with children escape homelessness. Founded in Hawaii in 2005, we opened up our first Family Center in Kailua and then in 2007, we expanded to our second Family Center in Honolulu. We now run two interfaith networks, one on the windward side and one in town.

  • We are there every step

We do this by developing, training, and supporting a network of interfaith congregations whom host families quarterly. Each host site provides a safe place to sleep, good food, and generous hospitality. Guests stay at a host site for a week, then move on to the next host site.

  • Help where it is needed

During the day, guests work, pursue employment, attend school, or enroll in job training. A Family Center provides access to phones, mail, fax, a copier, showers, and laundry facilities. Three to five families (up to 14 individuals) can be accommodated by each network at any given time. The program provides transportation to and from the host sites and the Family Center.

Website

http://www.familypromisehawaii.org

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Would you recommend Family Promise of Hawaii?

by Volunteer C. from Honolulu, HI (Administrator for this Organization) (2015-03-11 19:25:07.0)
My name is Cathy Sox and Im a co-coordinator along with my fellow co-coordinator Galen Fox, from Church of the Crossroads. Crossroads was one of the first congregations to make the commitment to Family Promise. It?s been a great blessing and privilege to be able to live out my values, share my abilities and to see lives change right before my eyes. No matter how much of our time and resources have been given, we have been on the RECEIVING end of being blessed by doing the work and carrying out the mission set before us. Spending time volunteering has offered our congregation time to fellowship with each other and our volunteers can see, in real time, the difference their time, food and resources make in other folks? lives. We?ve learned SOO much about other cultures, AND there is a new ?face? of homelessness--- these issues are in the forefront of people?s minds, when they volunteer, when they donate, when they vote.
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