Our temporary shelter program and warm hospitality is the foundation of the Family Promise model.
In August 2022, Family Promise of Hamilton County restructured our shelter program to an apartment shelter model. Congregations and volunteers worked to help provide furniture and housewares for both units. Each unit is used as a temporary shelter for a family with children. This model helps eliminate the trauma associated with a typical shelter experience. Families can cook meals at their leisure, children have room to play, mom or dad can work their normal schedule or accept overtime while their teenager watches their younger sibling after school – simple things that give the family a sense of autonomy and independence.
Family Promise of Hamilton County provides more than just shelter for families experiencing homelessness – we provide the supportive services for families to address the root causes of homelessness and the trauma that follows. Each family works with a family advocate to secure housing that fits their families’ unique needs and budget. The family advocate also provides referrals to wraparound services like childcare/school enrollment, mental health evaluation and treatment, government assistance benefits, and more!
Thank you to our committed support congregations!
Cicero Christian Church
Clarksville Christian Church
Congregation Beth Shalom
Crossroads Church at Westfield
Emmanuel United Methodist Church
Faith Community Church
Green Valley Church of Christ
New Hope Presbyterian Church
New Joy Lutheran Church
Noblesville First United Methodist Church
Our Lady of Grace Catholic Church
Roots of Life Community Church
Six Points Church
St. Michael's Episcopal Church
Venture Christian Church
White River Christian Church