Why We Exist
In the United States today, one child out of five lives in poverty. Families with children make up 35% of the people in this country who experience homelessness.
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
TACKLING THE PROBLEM OF POVERTY
Poverty is a complex problem. It won’t yield to a simple solution. It requires an integrated approach that reaches beyond immediate needs.
We initiate coordinated local efforts that bring communities together to help homeless families regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.
PROVIDING A WAY TO HELP
Americans are a compassionate people. Enormous numbers of people would help their neighbors in need if they had a way to help. We bring people in need together with people who want to help. We provide the framework that turns compassion into action.
EMPOWERING COMPASSIONATE INDIVIDUALS
The issue can seem overwhelming and individuals may feel powerless to change the lives of people in poverty. As Family Promise volunteers, more than 180,000 people have found a way.
Working together, they provide temporary housing, meals, and services to nearly 70,000 family members annually. They mentor at-risk families. They teach financial literacy. They help find jobs and affordable housing. They create programs to meet specific needs in their communities. And they advocate for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families.
Our vision is a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.