1. Hosts

Hosting rotates weekly among 13 host congregations. Each host congregation provides lodging, three meals daily, and hospitality.


  1. Day Center

Guests use a local day center from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM. There, guests pursue employment, tend pre-school children, shower, do laundry, and receive case management from staff. The day center provides guests with a mailing address and a base for housing and employment searches. Many guests are employed during the day, and older children attend school.


  1. Volunteers are the heart of the program. They can share their time and talents in many ways, usually just for a few hours every three months.
    • Cooking and serving meals
    • Playing with children and helping them with homework
    • Staying overnight with guest families
    • Providing specialized services, like resume writing or financial counseling
    • Just being there for children and their families, showing them compassion and respect, & sharing a sense of community


  1. Social Service

The City Family Shelter refers families to Family Promise. Other partner agencies help guests with education, housing, jobs, counseling & benefits.

  1. Transportation

A Family Promise affiliate van transports guests to and from the Day Center.