Family Promise

St. Uriel's has 4 teams which works Family Promise.

The teams consist of:

1. The Brotherhood of St. Sndrew [Men's Ministry]

2. Daughters of the King [Women's Ministry]

3 and 4. two Ad Hoc teams of parishioners

About Family Promise

The mission of Family Promise is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.  Family Promise recognizes that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response.  They respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers.  We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families.  Family Promise provides advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.
 
Family Promise accomplish their work through independent affiliates in 41 states (and counting).  They work community-by-community, guided by experts ... the people who live there and know it best. At the heart of each Affiliate is an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN).  The IHN marshals existing local resources to provide for homeless families as they work to get back on their feet.  These resources include available congregational spaces, donated goods, and – most importantly – volunteers.
 
Today, Family Promise mobilizes more than 160,000 volunteers from coast to coast in our commitment to building communities, strengthening lives.  The Affiliates are nonsectarian.  They welcome all clients.  Their volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and represent nearly every faith in the United States.
 
Since Family Promise's founding more than twenty years ago, they have served about 500,000 people, including tens of thousands of homeless families who found temporary homes at our Affiliates.  Most of their clients are children.  This proven approach has helped nearly 80 percent of clients secure housing.  The Vision is a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together.
 

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