P.O. Box 7151, Burbank, CA 91510
Admin: 818.562.7778 Shelter/Services: 818.847.1547 info@FamilyPromiseVerdugos.org

Family Promise of the Verdugos

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Our Mission

To assist families experiencing homelessness gain independence by transitioning into permanent housing and employment with the support of our community.

Who Do We Help

We assist homeless families with children return to sustainable independence…whether this means helping them find employment or housing or both.

How Many Families May We Serve

In the 90-Day Shelter we serve up to four families at once. The actual number of individuals varies depending on the make up of each family but will never exceed 14. However, through the combined efforts of all programming we serve nearly 50 households per day.

Length of Stay in FPV

While FPV emphasizes being a 90-day Back to Work programThe average length of stay has been between 54 days and it is anticipated this quick turn around time can be maintained.

Success Rate

Family Promise of the Verdugos, since 2010 has graduated over 300 families. In 2018, 97% of families attained housing.

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About Us

Family Promise of the Verdugos (FPV) is a non-profit homeless service agency. Since 2010, FPV has operated a successful 90-Day shelter in partnership with local congregations. In 2017, FPV began a partnership with the City of Burbank to implement two variations of Rapid Rehousing. And, in 2019, in partnership with the Burbank Housing Corporation and City of Burbank we opened our first Transitional Housing program called Jerry's Promise. Through all these services and more we provide services to nearly 50 households per day.

Diapers R’ Us!

We would like to thank our community for responding so quickly to our agency’s request for diapers! Over the past month, we have witnessed a significant amount of toddlers in our program. This, of course, means that our families have found themselves in desperate need of diapers– as you can…

NEW: Power of Community Campaign (Highlighting: Logix Federal Credit Union)

Since 2016, Logix Federal Credit Union employees have shown their support of Family Promise of the Verdugos.“Our first partnership was with the gala, ‘Take Flight to End Homelessness,’ and we were thrilled with the opportunity and the experience,” Community Relations Manager Alethia Calagias said. “Albert (Hernandez) has made it easy to contribute, and he…

Welcome, Bernice Gonzalez & Alden Robison!

We would like to welcome Bernice Gonzalez to the FPV team. Bernice has taken on the role of Intake Specialist, and comes to us with a degree in Psychology. She previously worked at St. John’s in Downtown Los Angeles, and her responsibilities at FPV will be focused around our Rapid…

Thank You Outgoing Board Members

We would like to thank both Nancy Guillen and Lisa Patino for their service as board members to Family Promise. During Lisa’s time on the board she served as Gala Co-Chair and Secretary while Nancy has served in many roles, including Board Chair in 2017. We thank them both for…

Burbank Rapid Rehousing Renewed

Burbank Rapid Rehousing Gets Support for 2nd year – Earlier this month, the Burbank City Council approved a second year of funding for our Burbank Rapid Rehousing program. Funding was approved at $43,000 to support seven homeless families, and will be utilized to provide rental subsidies for up to 12 months! We are…

Viacommunity Day Hosted at Jerry’s Promise

In partnership with employees from Nickelodeon led by Carson Smith, Family Promise families and Burbank Housing Corporation benefited from the annual Viacommunity Day this past month. The employees from Nickelodeon who served as volunteers for the day built a pergola, benches and tables for the back yard of Jerry’s Promise. What was once…

Burbank Rapid Rehousing: Year #1 A Success

In July 2018, the city of Burbank funded Family Promise with $45k from Community Development Block grant funds to implement a new Rapid Rehousing program for local homeless families. The original grant was written to help support 5 homeless familieswith Family Promise contributing funds to assist them with rental assistance. Since…

Diaper Drive

For the month of June we will be collecting diapers for the increasing number of infants/toddlers coming into out 90 Day Shelter Program.

Volunteer Appreciation Event

In honor of Volunteer Appreciation Month, the Family Promise staff held the annual Volunteer Appreciation event on Saturday April 27th. Nearly 50 volunteers from our partnering congregations and Day Center joined us for a light breakfast and were provided an update on the organization’s growth. We were also joined by…

Donor Corner 

Cornhole Outcome – We would like to take this time to thank all of our Cornhole Tournament sponsors, attendees and breweries. The 2nd Annual Cornhole Tournament was a great success, and raised over $13,000 with nearly 150 attendees. Nearly 50 teams competed on May 4th in a round robin tournament that…