St. Johns Partners with Family Promise
This year, SJPC is a host church for Family Promise of Jacksonville. Family Promise provides temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. During the spring of 2019, SJPC partnered with Family Promise and hosted two families at our church for one-week in April. From August 25-September 1, we will be hosting up to three families for another week long stay! During this time we will be offering meals, overnight accommodations, and other hospitality as we pour out God’s love into people of our community. There are so many ways to get involved….big and small. Please consider joining us as we strive to be the hands and feet of Jesus.
WHAT IS FAMILY PROMISE?
THE FAMILY PROMISE MISSION
Family Promise’s 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. Family Promise initiates 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. Family Promise brings people in need together with people who want to help. They 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 200,000 people have found a way.
Working together, they provide temporary housing, meals, and services to more than 125,000 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.
Family Promise’s vision is a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.
WAYS THAT YOU CAN HELP:
- Would you like to prepare dinner and eat with these families?
- Would you like to cook a hot weekend breakfast for our guests?
- Would you like to purchase groceries to be used by our guests during the week at the downtown day center?
- Would you like to launder linens after their stay with us?
- Would you like to contribute a specific set-up item (e.g. personal and health supplies)?
- Would you enjoy being an on-call weekend volunteer?