Based on the 2015 – 2016 Year
Congregations – FPV works with 28 congregations representing 5 communities. The partnerships include providing meals, shelter, and community to our homeless families.
Case Management – Families have access to trained staff 7 days a week, 24 hours a day. Staff provide the support, comfort, and motivation to keep families focused on their goals. With the help of case management, families have been able to attain sustainable housing within 62 days.
Financial Literacy Class – Families are provided weekly sessions on various topics such as balancing a check book, paying bills, creating a budget, eating healthy on a tight budget and more. In addition, families have access to credit unions in town that provide support. Families graduating out of Family Promise leave with an average of $2,200 in their savings account.
Transportation – The majority of families enrolled in FPV have no vehicle. FPV provides transportation to those families who need transportation to the hosting congregation and back to the Day Center. Our vehicle provides the families with transportation from 6:00 am through 6:00 pm.
Shelter & Meals – The majority of the congregations that provide housing to our families are able to provide a separate private room for each family. Some rooms are converted to bedrooms from what was once the pastor’s office or a Sunday school classroom. Volunteers from the congregations cook dinner, provide grab-and-go breakfast, and provide food items for bag lunches. An average of 294 meals are provided each week.
Job Development – FPV provides daily job development counseling. Staff and volunteers help families create or update resumes and provide leads to potential employers. FPV staff have helped unemployed parents find employment within their first 10 days in our program.
Over 500 volunteers –Family Promise has over 575 volunteers assisting us reach our goal of helping homeless families regain their independence. These volunteers help out in our Day Center and in the congregations that support Family Promise. Volunteers are the heart and soul of FPV!