Family Promise of the Verdugos
Ending Homelessness, One Family at a Time
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.
Family Promise of the Verdugos, since 2010 has graduated over 300 families. In 2018, 97% of families attained housing.
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.
The recent pandemic hitting the globe has brought many uncertainties and new challenges. Family Promise continues to adapt to the constant changes so that we can continue serving the homeless population. Our ability to make these changes depends significantly on monetary donations like the one that was presented to us…
Sophia & Family Move In
In April 2020, Family Promise was successful in transitioning a family from homelessness to housing. Meet “Sophia”, a single mother and survivor of domestic violence who, despite the challenges presented by COVID-19, found a pathway out of homelessness. “Sophia” had been working closely with the Glendale YWCA in achieving her…
Lubrin Family Housed
Meet Joyce! After living in the Family Promise emergency shelter for two months with her daughter Serenity, Joyce was able to sign her new lease in April, 2020. Joyce grew up in a homeless family herself and vowed to get back on her feet to better herself and provide a…
Online Auction Goes Live
Our Silent Auction is NOW OPEN and will end at 11:59pm on Sunday, May 17. The auction may be accessed by visiting FPVGala.GiveSmart.com Don’t miss the chance to bid on over 60 fantastic prizes, such as a NASCAR Experience, Santa Barbara Wine Tour, Disneyland tickets, UberEats package, bottles of Wine,…
Support Family Promise Relief Fund
So many people are inquiring as to how they can make a difference for Family Promise of the Verdugos and the many families currently living in our shelter and transitional housing units. Many people have expressed that they feel like they want to contribute in a meaningful way while being…
Remembering Sam Engel, Sr.
The Engel name is synonymous with Burbank. For nearly ten years, the family has been leading the shelter program at Burbank First Christian Church by coordinating sleepovers, meals, and rallying volunteers. Last weekend we learned that the patriarch of the Engel family, Sam Engel Sr., passed away. Sam spent many evenings supporting…
South Hills Church Answers the Call!
South Hills Church has a clear purpose… that is to Love God, Love the Life We Have and Love Others. Friday morning the church demonstrated their love for others when the leadership made an appeal for donations. The donations they were seeking were to help the 30+ families living in…
Jones Family Housed!!!
Even during these uncertain times, our staff are working as hard as ever on keeping families focused. Just last week, we helped the Jones family move back into housing after they had been homeless for 4 months. The single mother and her teenage son became homeless soon after the mother…
A Tribute from Sylva!
Thank you to Sylva Yessaian, a member of Burbank First Christian Church, who recently wrote a book describing her story about her family’s journey from Armenia to Iran to the United States. Sylva share’s her family’s experience of being homeless. Sylva has a passion to support others in need and…
NZH Fitness Supports FPV
On Thursday, February 16, Family Promise’s friend Nzhde Avag-Petrosian owner of NZH Fitness in Glendale held a fitness workshop dedicated to our agency. Nzhde donated 100% of the proceeds to Family Promise. This is Nzhde’s second time supporting our agency with a total of nearly $2,000 in proceeds between both…