"Your Community Response For Families Without Housing."
Family Promise Mat-Su mobilizes community resources and local congregations to provide compassionate care through shelter, meals, and case management
to families without housing. __________________________________________________________________________________ Our shelter program serves Mat-Su families with children under the age of 18, expectant Moms, single Moms and single Dad's with children under 18. Over 50% of our guests are under the age of 5 years old. Homelessness overtakes families for a myriad of reasons:
Loss of home through disaster
Medical Issues causing job loss
Lack of job opportunities (with a living wage)
Lack of affordable housing
or even poor choices by adults
There is never a case where the children should be without a home.
In the Family Promise model, area churches offer overnight shelter and hospitality while homeless families participate in rigorous case management and family strategic planning. Children attend their school of origin, or attend day care while their parents are working to acheive their goals. These include gaining employment, life skills and budgeting help, medical and public assistance benefits, attaining transportation, using thrift store vouchers for personal items, saving their food stamps and 80% of their income for future housing. In an average of 34 days, our guest families acheive these goals and move into their own homes.
The positive mentoring and hospitality of congregation members and volunteers mean the world to our families and many long-term relationships are formed!
Family Promise also distributes Basic Homeless Prevention funding from HUD, which can assist in avoiding homelessness by paying a portion of rent to folks with an eviction notice, or with utilities. Also, this funding can be used to place the homeless into housing, once they are financially sustainable.
National Family Promise Week
October 16-24, 2016
GIVE AWAY! DRAW A TICKET FOR A DOOR PRIZE BETWEEN THURSDAY AND FRIDAY THIS WEEK! COME BY BETWEEN 9AM AND 5PM TO PICK UP YOUR TICKET! COFFEE IS ON!
PRIZES WILL BE AWARDED ON MONDAY OCTOBER 24TH!