Family Promise of Beaufort County provides temporary shelter,
family stability and permanent housing solutions for homeless
families with children by mobilizing resources from interfaith
and secular communities.
Every child will have a home.
Promise of Beaufort County partners with local congregations,
individuals, families, other social service agencies, foundations
and businesses to provide shelter and viable solutions for
families with children who are facing a housing crisis. Families
are housed in Beaufort County's houses of worship, where congregation
members provide meals, essential needs and companionship for
our guest families. Family Promise staff provides comprehensive
case management and assistance in securing employment, medical
care, childcare, school placement and ultimately affordable
goal is to provide immediate shelter while equipping families
with the knowledge and resources they need to sustain their
lasting independence in a home of their own.
To Guest Families
percent of Family Promise's guests secure permanent
case management to assist in housing and job searches
and in meeting other needs.
homelike lodging where families can stay together.
cite the caring of volunteers as one of the most important
benefits. "I never knew so many people cared,"
said several guests.
mobilization of existing community resources.
homeless families for about 1/3 the cost of public
catalyst for other community support initiatives such
as job counseling, parenting workshops, money management,
transitional housing, etc.
duplication of services through
collaboration with local agencies.
are part of the community, and are not institutionalized.
energizes and motivates congregations.
meaningful, organized and family-centered outreach
within their own facilities, focusing on local community
community among members as they work together in shared
homeless families directly - to make a difference
that can be seen and felt.
outreach within their own faith community or a nearby
can volunteer together.
wide range of volunteer activities, schedules and
levels of commitment.