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 in gaining 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.


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.

Empty Bowl 2019

DATE: SUNDAY, OCTOBER 20, 2019 TIME: 11:30am to 2:30pmLOCATION: GLENDALE FIRST UNITED METHODIST 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 simple meal of soup, bread and dessert donated by area restaurants and…

If the Shoe Fits, Buy It!

If the Shoe Fits, Buy It!. This production is taking place on Saturday, August 24, at 2pm in Grace Hall at the American Lutheran Church. The cost to watch the play is $5.00/person. 100% of ticket and concession sales will go directly to Family Promise. The play is a take…

UME at it Again!

For the past couple years, the UME Federal Credit Union team has made the time to stop by Magnolia Park United Methodist church any time our families are sleeping over. The UME team has so much energy and are so compassionate to our families. Thanks for the yummy In-And-Out dinner and the…

Granville Serves Up Dinner!

We would like to give a BIG thank you to Alexander T. Davis and his entire team from Granville Restaurants for generously providing a delicious dinner last month. The Granville team not only provided dinner but also stayed to participate in activities in the play yard. Thank you to our new partners, Granville! We…

California Foundation for Stronger Communities Grant Awarded

We would like to thank the California Foundation for Stronger Communities for their recent grant to Family Promise in the amount of $35,000. Their donation will support the general operations of our 90-day shelter, which welcomes a minimum of 80 homeless families a year. These funds will support the needs of the…

Annual Donor Appreciation Event at Talaria!

On Friday, July 26, over 100 guests packed the beautiful Pub and Courtyard at Burbank’s Talaria for our annual donor appreciation event & report to the community. The guests were comprised of our annual CLUB 365 members & event sponsors, who came out to mingle and enjoy a meal. Thanks to all…

Welcome our new Housing Navigator, Desiree!

We would like to introduce you to our newest team member, Desiree Calvillo. Desiree has taken on the role of Housing Navigator. Her qualifications include a Bachelors of Science in Business Administration, and she has a Domestic Violence Certification from Mt. Sac College. For the past couple years, Desiree had been…

Family Graduates from Jerry’s Promise

Just five months ago, Jerry’s Promise opened its doors to its first three residents. Since that day, the families have worked closely with our staff on securing employment, making certain that their children are getting the education they need, and saving income to transition into permanent housing. And, this past July 31st,…

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…