Family Promise allows communities to develop comprehensive, holistic solutions for families facing homelessness. Families come to us in crisis; our approach of coordinated compassion helps them rebuild their lives with new skills and ongoing support.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit and churches were closed, our traditional rotational model was no longer a viable option to help those needing our services in the community. With a little creativity, some generous grants, and the cooperation of a compassionate landlord, Family Promise of Wayne County was able to secure four temporary apartments to safely house our guest families. Meals, transportation and hospitality continue to be provided by host organizations and volunteers. WiFi has also been installed in the apartments so that children can participate in remote learning when needed.
Family Promise of Wayne County was recently recognized by the national Family Promise organization as innovators in continuing to provide temporary housing to families in need despite the limitations presented by Covid-19.
Locally, over the past 2 years, we have provided shelter, meals, case management, and stabilization services to nearly 72 family members.
KEEPING FAMILIES TOGETHER
We believe families should stay together — not be separated — during the most difficult times in their lives.
Locally, more than 95% of families in our shelter program secure housing because of our intensive case management and community support.
Family Promise of Wayne County mobilizes more than 350 dedicated volunteers who make a tremendous difference in families’ lives—and in our community.
For every dollar invested, we return $3 in donated goods and services.
When the COVID-19 pandemic hit, our traditional rotational model was no longer a viable option to help those needing our services in the community. FPWC instead initiated creative hospitality in the form of temporary apartments allowing us to continue effectively serving guest families in a safe manner. Our efforts were recently nationally recognized as innovators in how we worked to continue our services during this challenging time.
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