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

Mission Statement: To assist families experiencing homelessness in gaining independence by transitioning into permanent housing and employment, with the support of our community.

Who Do We Help

Our services focus on homeless families with children from the cities of Glendale, Burbank and surrounding communities.

How Many Families May We Serve

We provide support to an average of 50 households per month. This figure consists of households in all programs we operate.

Length of Stay in FPV

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

Success Rate

In 2019, Family Promise assisted 141 homeless families in attaining housing. This is a 97% success rate.


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 these services and more we provide services to nearly 50 households per day.

Empty Bowl A Hit!

On Sunday, October 18th, the UMe Credit Union graciously allowed the FPV community to transform the space into a bustling drive thru for our first ever Drive Thru Empty Bowl fundraiser. While we’ve never done it like this before, the annual Empty Bowl event has been a Family Promise staple for ten years…

Thank You, Cali Mask Co.

We would like to thank Cali Mask Co for donating 500 10 Year Anniversary face masks that we could share with our Empty Bowl supporters. With their help, we were able to create a safe event and look stylish while doing so. Thanks again to Cali Masks Co. for helping…

Communitas Online Resources

Our Communitas department, led by Christina Ellixson and Bryan Schwartz, has been creating educational workshops on financial planning, college accessibility, and life skills. The videos are specially designed with Burbank Housing Corporation residents in mind, but the information they contain is valuable for the whole community. Because of this, we thought it would be right to…

Wisdom Family Housed

Meet the Wisdom Family – The Wisdom family– a mom, dad, and their newborn baby– became homeless after losing their employment. Without any relatives to seek assistance from, the family began sleeping in their car until, fortunately, they moved into the Family Promise shelter. Then, by working side by side with…

Dignity Health Provides Meals to Shelter and Rapid Rehousing Families

A big thank you to our partners at Dignity Health Glendale Memorial Hospital and their employees who are paying it forward by donating meals to more than 50 families at Family Promise. The meals were purchased from Anoush Banquet Halls & Catering, a family-owned restaurant who has kindly fed the GMHHC team on numerous…

Burbank Sunrise Rotary Provides Peace Bags

We would like to thank the Burbank Sunrise Rotary Club for including the families in our shelter and rapid rehousing program in their time of giving. In honor of the International Day of Peace, the club members– led by Teresa Fulper and Kelli Lowers– adopted 20 families and provided them with unique peace…

Magallon Family Housed

Meet the Magallon Family! Guillermo and Krystal had suffered a setback when Guillermo got injured at his work and was unable to return due to the injury. Thus, his wife Krystal began working two jobs to help supplement the loss of income. However, the income wasn’t enough to maintain there home and support…

Thank you, HomeStreet Bank!

This past month, HomeStreet Bank included Family Promise in their annual giving. HomeStreet Bank supports many projects including low-income and homeless households, and their recent donation of $1,000 will go a long way in supporting the families in our shelter program as they work towards self sufficiency. Thanks to HomeStreet Bank for the…

Families Benefit from GAIN’s Food Drive

Special thanks to GAIN Federal Credit Union for including Family Promise in their Food Drive! The event got much needed food to many local families, including 18 that are enrolled in FPV’s services. They received useful items like bread and canned goods among others. GAIN has been a great community partner of FPV for…

Empty Bowl

Click here to purchase tickets and sponsorships FPVEMPTYBOWL.GIVESMART.COM 10TH ANNUAL EMPTY BOWLSUNDAY, OCTOBER 18, 2020LOCATION: UME FEDERAL CREDIT UNION(3000 WEST MAGNOLIA BLVD, BURBANK, CA) Empty Bowl’s  basic premise is simple: independent potters, arts associations and other groups within the community create handcrafted ceramic bowls. Guests who purchase Adult tickets to a…