P.O. Box 1307, Burbank, CA 91507

Family Promise of the Verdugos

Ending Homelessness, One Family at a Time

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Our Mission

Family Promise of the Verdugos is a non-profit organization providing assistance to homeless children and their family. Working in partnership with local faith-based congregations and other community resources; Family Promise provides food, shelter, counseling support and job readiness training resulting in self-reliance and a more stable future for situationally-homeless families.

Who Do We Help

We assist situationally-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

Up to four families can be served at once. The actual number of individuals varies depending on the make up of each family but will never exceed 14.

Length of Stay in FPV

While FPV emphasizes being a 60-day Back to Work program, families may remain in the program for up to 90 days. The average length of stay has been between 41-72 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 100 families and none have returned to homelessness.


Cabrini Literary Group Supports FPV

We are pleased to report that Family Promise of the Verdugos received a generous donation of $2,000 from the Cabrini Literary Guild Philanthropy Committee. Albert Hernandez, Executive Director of Family Promise, was given this donation on June 8 at the annual fundraiser luncheon held at the Oakmont Country Club. The…

2017-2018 Board Members

July 1 is the beginning of our new fiscal year. We have elected new officers and Board members. Congratulations to the following: ·      Nancy Guillen, President ·      Alex Bruno, Vice President ·      Darrin Borders, Treasurer ·      Lisa Patino and Renée Johnson, Co-Secretaries Newly Elected Board Members ·      Kenny Pawlek, USC Verdugos Hills Hospital ·      Patrick Garney, Nickelodeon…

Day Center Gets a Face-Lift

We are pleased to report that during June Warner Bros. began a project to provide a “face-lift” to the Day Center. Warner Bros. employees are volunteering their time and talent to help Family Promise offer our families an attractive and comfortable living space during the day. Renovations include furniture, new storage areas,…

NCL Donates $2,400

Thanks are due the Burbank Chapter of the National Charity League for its generous donation of $2,400. This gift will be used to support the essential needs of our families. FPV is especially grateful to the National Charity League for its continuing aid, year after year. This organization not only…

Albert Hernandez Honored by SCLN

Congratulations to Albert Hernandez, Executive Director of Family Promise of the Verdugos, for receiving the “30-in-30” award from the Southern California Leadership Network on May 19. Albert’s experience with Leadership L.A. and his 16 years of work with nonprofits led to his being recognized for this prestigious award. In Albert’s own words,…

Empty Bowl 2017

Save the Date: Sunday, October 15, 2017 at St. Charles Borromeo Catholic Church in Toluca Lake, CA (11:30 am to 2:30 pm) Empty Bowl started as an international grassroots effort to fight hunger. FP-Verdugos is hosting the fundraiser to continue providing safe shelter, meals and support to homeless families. The basic…

Thank You Pasadena Rotary!

Family Promise, along with 18 other local nonprofits, received a grant from the Pasadena Rotary Foundation on April 26, 2017. Albert Hernandez, FPV Executive Director, is a former member of the club and felt great to go back and receive support from the group. This specific grant will be invested…


Congratulations are in order for the Stewart family who has been able to secure housing within 3 months of joining Family Promise. The family of two has moved into an apartment in Eagle Rock. We wish them best and thank all our donors and congregations for their support. Family Promise…

3rd Annual Gala Update

Credit to David Laurell, Burbank Leader… While there may by scant little, if any, glamour or romance associated with today’s world of commercial aviation, the staff, executive board and close to 300 supporters of Family Promise of the Verdugos took a step back in time, to an era when those…

A Great Opportunity by CFV

Family Promise of the Verdugos was 1 of 6 community non-profits invited to the “How to Make a Difference in Your Community on the New Political Landscape” event hosted by Community Foundation of the Verdugos. Albert Hernandez, Executive Director at FPV, was asked to prepare a 3 minute speech to inform…