An adult member of the family must call Family Promise (843-815-4211)
and complete an Initial Screening Form over the phone. Once
the initial screening is completed, the family will be contacted
to discuss their qualifications, space availability and the
possibility of a face-to-face interview. Once a face-to-face
interview occurs, the Case Manager will contact the family
to discuss their interest in the program and their status.
If the family is accepted into the program, an appointment
will be set for intake. This process will normally take 2-3
days; we are not an Emergency Shelter.
Family Promise provides 24-hour shelter, meals, transportation
and supportive services for up to 90 days. The program is
a partnership with faith communities throughout Beaufort County;
however, religious values are not imposed on our guests.
partnership with Family Promise of Beaufort County, congregations
provide overnight lodging to our guests. Congregations usually
convert religious education or meeting rooms into private
or semi-private bedrooms for each family. A home-cooked dinner,
sack lunches, and breakfast are provided every day. Access
to shower and laundry facilities are also provided. A congregation
hosts guests from 5:30 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. for one week. On
Sundays, guests move to a new congregation. Volunteers move
guests' belongings to the next host congregation.
Promise provides families with a Day Center to use as their
"home base" during their stay. At the Day Center,
guests work on self-sufficiency plans and meet with staff.
We provide transportation to and from the Day Center and Host
Based on the model of hospitality, Family Promise of Beaufort
County developed Guest Guidelines that every family is expected
to follow. In addition to following the guidelines, families
must meet with the Case Manager on a regular basis, reporting
progress on the goals from their service plan.
are expected to continually work on their goals and service
plan. A family's stay in the program is contingent upon whether
they follow the program guidelines and work actively on goal
attainment. All school-aged children must attend school.