Host Sites

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL FAITHS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise of Hamilton County's shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

HOST CONGREGATIONS

Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise used spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

  • Drive families to and from host facility to day center daily

  • Once a week, drivers take bedding and luggage back to day center for next host to pick up

MANAGEABLE COMMITMENT

  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only one to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants

Committed Support Congregations

Support congregations provide funding, supplies, and volunteers. 

WE THANK OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS!

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