Host Site

VOLUNTEERS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise of Wayne County's shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations, community organizations, and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a drive or ride to our Day Resource Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

HOST SITES

Local houses of worship and community organizations provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host site team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the host facility

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

MANAGEABLE COMMITMENT

  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each site hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants

 

  • Capable family members or transportation volunteers drive the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help!

Can your faith or social group become

a host or support community?

Become A Host Organization

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