Basic Info about GPFP

If you are trying to explain how Family Promise works to someone here is a resource for you: Handout for Printing and Distribution: GPFP Basic Handout - 3 per sheet Greater Portland Family Promise, an affiliate of the national Family Promise program, is dedicated to addressing the needs of families facing homelessness in the Greater Portland, … Continue reading Basic Info about GPFP

Updated Facts on Poverty and Homelessness (including links)

Millions of Americans struggle to find affordable rent. In order to afford a modest, two-bedroom rental home in the U.S., renters need to earn a wage of $21.21 per hour. The Housing Wage for a two-bedroom apartment is $13.96 higher than the federal minimum wage of $7.25, and $4.83 higher than the average hourly wage … Continue reading Updated Facts on Poverty and Homelessness (including links)

Upcoming Volunteer Trainings

If you haven't been trained as a Family Promise Volunteer, or if you know someone who would like to join our network of volunteers, there are two upcoming trainings. Tuesday, November 21st,5:30-8:30pm at First Congregational Church, South Portland Thursday, December 7th, 5:30-8:30pm at Congregation Bet Ha’am, South Portland

Volunteer Trainings

Today we held our 7th Family Promise Volunteer Training.  We have trained nearly 300 Volunteers.  We have scheduled three upcoming trainings, with more to be scheduled in the next few weeks.  The next training is tomorrow evening.  Please join us and become a Family Promise Volunteer. Monday, August 7th, 5:30-8:30pm at Saint Ansgar Lutheran Church Monday, August … Continue reading Volunteer Trainings

Volunteer Trainings

Would you like to serve as a Family Promise Volunteer either in the Day Center or at a Host Congregation? Come be trained as a Family Promise Volunteer. Each training is focused on that particular Host Congregation and their Partner Faith Communities. Others who can’t make their own Congregation’s Host Week trainings and those who want to serve as Day Center Volunteers are … Continue reading Volunteer Trainings

“Mommy, why don’t they have a home?”

(Of Special Interest to Parents Who Volunteer) Family Promise seeks to help homeless families by combining safe and comfortable surroundings with the hospitality of volunteer hosts. Guests are benefited from interaction with compassionate volunteers who, by their kind deeds, create a homelike atmosphere in their churches and synagogues. Some parents who volunteer choose to bring … Continue reading “Mommy, why don’t they have a home?”