HOST

Family Promise provides a community based solution that incorporates community outreach and mission opportunities at the congregational level. In conjunction with a day facility operated by Family Promise staff; host congregations are needed to provide meals and evening shelter. This commitment amounts to providing volunteers and space to accommodate 4 to 5 families (up to 14 people), three to four times per year.

Using an existing resource model of operations means that resources within the community are matched with community need.
 
How can Our Church Become A Host Congregation?
 
Space for up to 4 families, 14 individuals, to stay for a week at a time, once every 3 months. The space used can be classrooms, offices or a large hall with dividers. Since a host congregation is providing hospitality to families for the week, the guests’ areas are not broken down during the day. (Usually, congregations host 3 to 4 families at a time. Most congregations offer:
 

A common area for meals, homework, relaxation and fellowship.

Two bathrooms: one for women; one for men. (The day center provides showers.)

Space for volunteers to sleepover (any available space at the congregation can be used, e.g: offices, hallway, etc.)

A kitchen for meal preparation (dinners may be cooked at the congregation or brought in and heated there), a refrigerator, food staples and necessary clean up items.

The congregation is responsible for all meals (nutritious cooked dinners, simple breakfasts and supplies for sack lunches), utilities (heat/cooling, water and electricity), linens, and various basic items such as toys, soap, etc. The network supplies the beds.

Volunteers: A congregation should always have at least 2 volunteers present and generally not more than 4 at a time. Volunteers can come from other congregations and organizations; all volunteers undergo orientation before they begin.
 
”When you become involved, it is not just the lives of children and their families facing homelessness that are renewed; hosts learn, engage, and become connected and themselves are transformed.”
 
Karen Olson
President of Family Promise
 
Our Current Host Congregations 
 

SUPPORT CONGREGATION

A support congregation is a congregation that supports Family Promise of Collin County with in-kind donations, volunteers, support for a hosting congregation, staffing a project based activity, financial support, or helping with with needs at the Home Base Day Center.

Contact Us if you are interested in becoming a Support Congregation.
 
Our Support Churches:
 

Volunteer

Volunteers are the foundation of the Family Promise network. Working together with their host congregation, volunteers provide overnight housing, food and hospitality to the families in need.

They provide a wide range of services including cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping them with homework, interacting with guests with respect and compassion, and providing overnight security. They teach, they serve, they mentor and they do make a difference!
 
We do utilize volunteers in other areas including:
 
  Special projects (day center up keep, painting, etc.)
  Mailings
  Landscaping and Yard work


Birthday parties


Mechanics to assist with car repair
 

Volunteers are required to complete a volunteer application, criminal background check and orientation.

 

Give Generously

Loved Well…The children we serve must be Loved Well. Your one time or monthly gift of $25 plus will provide the necessary resources to impact our children positively.

Gift Cards
 
Gas cards of $20.00 make it possible for families to seek employment, travel to work and transport children to school. Walmart and/or Target cards can help provide needed toiletry items, shoes, clothes and over the counter medicine.
 
Almost Home Program
 
A donation of $25.00 or more will assist families with utility/rental fees and associated expenses and maintenance on our current transitional homes.
 
Automotive (God’s Wheels Program)
 
A donation of $50.00 or more will enable Family Promise of Collin County to provide reliable transportation for our families. Once a car is donated to our program, your financial donation will allow us to register, repair and maintain donated vehicles. It also allows us to assist families with the maintenance and repair of their own vehicles as well as with other transportation costs.
 
Live Well
 
Your gift of any amount will help us help our families continue on the road to sustainable independence.