The first goal of the Family Promise program is for the family to secure permanent housing. The second priority is for the family to develop the self-sufficiency required to make homelessness less likely to reoccur. Over one-half of those people who are currently homeless are women and children, and families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
Family Promise, a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, defines ìfamilyî as at least one child and one adult held together by bonds of love and commitment where the adult(s) have the responsibility for the care and nurturing of the children.
We help displaced families renew their dreams and re-start their journey towards independence. Permanent housing is the ultimate goal, along with developing the self-sufficiency needed so that homelessness is less likely to reoccur.
Our trained staff provides individualized case management and mentoring to fit the unique needs of every family we see.
We help the adults set specific goals and strategies designed to dismantle the obstacles preventing their success. Then we teach them how to search for jobs and permanent housing, while their children spend the day at their regular schools or at Loaves & Fishes’ premier Mustard Seed School.
During the day, the Family Promise Day Center, located in the Loaves & Fishes complex provides a safe and secure haven for families, offering everything they need to feel at home – showers, laundry facilities, phone, mailing address, computers, and common eating and lounge areas.
Each evening, Family Promise transports the families to the host congregation for that week. Each family is provided a private room with bedding at the church, as well as common dinners and breakfasts all home-cooked by host congregation volunteers.
The host congregation also provides loving volunteers who welcome the guests, spend quality time with them and their children, and provide some recreational activities. Family Promise transports the families back to the Day Center each morning.
The work of Family Promise of Sacramento is inspired by our faith, and we enthusiastically welcome supporters and volunteers from any faith and tradition. We believe our diversity of spirit and union of faiths offers an invaluable environment that helps these families reclaim their lives.
Family Promise is an IRS designated 501(c)3 and as such all donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number is 68-0404332
Since opening our doors in April 2005 we have served 88 families, 136 adults, and 176 children.
Board of Directors
Marsha Spell – Executive Director
Kevin Donohue, Chair
Rev. Don Lee
Advisory Board Member
Sister Libby Fernandez
Rancho Cordova UMC
St. Anthony’s Catholic
St. Mark’s UMC
St. Johns Lutheran
Sierra Arden United Church of Christ
Trinity Episcopal Cathedral
Unitarian Universalist Society
1st Christian Church
Our Lady of Assumption Catholic
Good Shepherd Lutheran
Celtic Cross Presbyterian
Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
Elk Grove UMC
Parkside Community Church UCC
St. Andrews Episcopal
Rio Linda UMC
Spiritual Life Center