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.


Back In Housing

The Dickson family joined Family Promise’s 90 Day Shelter on May 10, 2018 after having lost their apartment. The Dickson family, a family of 3; Father, Mother and toddler, spent their time wisely while living in our program. The father, Lauren worked hard on securing employment sending out resumes and making phone…

A Successful ‘Corny’ Fundraiser

On Saturday, June 30 Family Promise held their inaugural Cornhole Tournament Fundraiser. The event garnered lots of excitement as our communities have not seen a fundraiser like this. The 100 attendees came out to St. Francis Xavier for a fun afternoon of cornhole tossing and beer sampling. After three hours of playing…

CFV Provides Grant

Family Promise was approved for a $12k grant offered through the Community Foundation of the Verdugos. This grant will enable Family Promise to purchase a pick up truck that will be utilized to transport furniture and other essential household items for families that we have been able to place into…

Family Overcomes Homelessness

The Fitzgerald Family, a single mother and two children, moved into a FPV shelter in April after being homeless for several months.  While the family lived in our shelter, FPV was able to assist the mother in attaining employment and enrolling her children in day care and school.  A big Thank…

A Letter from a Homeless Prevention family

“Let me start by saying that we would have been lost without Family Promise. After our daughter got sick, we emptied our savings accounts. We would have spent and sold everything we had to get her better. After we got her treatments, we tried to put more money away but…

Congratulations, Carrie!

On Thursday, May 24th, Carrie Prado, Housing Coordinator, was awarded the Community Award for best exemplifying the guiding principles of The Character and Ethics Project.  Congratulations Carrie and Thank You for all that you do for the families who are experiencing homelessness!

For the LOVE of Reading

A very special Thank You to Cindy Pena-Sperger, Action Team Leader of “For the LOVE of Reading” and her team who came to spend time with the families in our shelter and alumni of FPV!  Cindy and her team of community members – mothers, teachers, students, and neighbors – committed to empowering…

Homeless Prevention

Earlier this month, FPV helped the Garduno Family from becoming homeless.  The family of three, a single mother and two daughters, contacted FPV about being behind on rent and receiving an eviction letter.  The Gardunos became behind on rent and was struggling to catch up because they were focused on…

Families Back in Housing!

Perez Family The Perez Family, a single mother and two daughters, moved into the FPV Shelter in February of 2018 after having lost their apartment and living with various friends.  While the family lived in our shelter, FPV was able to assist the mother attain employment while the two daughters consistently…

Rotary Club of Burbank Awards Grant

On Tuesday, April 17th, the Burbank Rotary Foundation awarded Family Promise of the Verdugos (FPV) a grant of $6,000.  The Rotary Club of Burbank has been serving our community with projects benefiting youth, seniors, the poor and vulnerable.  This year, the Burbank Rotary Foundation focused their attention on programs concerning homeless services. …