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Family Promise

Family PromiseThe Overnight Shelter Program is a traditional, faith-based program that operates in area congregations and continues to provide food, shelter and hospitality to families in need.  Over fifty area churches and synagogues currently partner to host and support efforts to provide temporary housing for our families, which is truly a cost-effective mobilization of community resources.  Seventy-five to eighty percent of families exit this program to stable housing, either employed or with income supports if disabled and securely linked to supportive and follow-up services.

We encourage you to watch the video in the link below for more information on how this program helps families:

Family Promise video

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Volunteer Opportunites

Hello all! We had such a successful week hosting Family Promise this summer that we have committed to two more weeks in 2020.  Our next hosting week will be January 12-19th.

We are looking for four types of volunteers.
1. Evening Meals - Provide a meal for the families staying at the church. Typically 3-4 families. If you decide that you would also like to be the evening host and stay to eat with the families the night that you provide a meal please sign up for that time slot as well.

2. Evening Hosts (can be the same person that brings meals) - Stay with the families at the church during the dinner and evening hours until Overnight host arrive.

3. Overnight Hosts - Spend the night at the church with the families (in your own room), make sure breakfast is out and they are up and on the bus by 6:30 am.

4. We are asking for food/items to be donated.

For those that don't know much (or anything) about Family Promise and its shelter program...

The Overnight Shelter Program is our traditional, faith-based program that operates in area congregations and continues to provide food, shelter and hospitality to families in need. Over fifty area churches and synagogues currently partner to host and support efforts to provide temporary housing for our families, which is truly a cost-effective mobilization of community resources. Seventy-five to eighty percent of families exit this program to stable housing, either employed or with income supports if disabled and securely linked to supportive and follow-up services.

Thanks again for all your support in making this a successful week.
Sincerely,
Matt and Tiffany Phillips

419 McCallie Ave | Chattanooga | Tennessee 37402 | 423.756.2021