east woods & Family promise

making a difference together

Family Promise® of Clark County (FPCC) is a program for homeless families to help them achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. 



FPCC helps homeless children and their families by:

  • Providing a safe environment that includes a place to sleep, meals, and hospitality.
  • Connecting parents with supportive services to aid in the search for employment and affordable housing.
  • Organizing congregations to reach out with compassion to assist homeless families in Clark County.


How does Family Promise work?

  • A network of 13 host congregations rotate over a year to provide a week of safe, overnight hospitality at their facility for 4-5 homeless families (14 people maximum) four times a year.  Hospitality includes meals and overnight accommodations.  
  • During the day families reside at the Day Center, where children of school age are bussed to/from their schools, pre-school children are provided daycare and parents work on attaining  a permanent housing solution.  The Day Center has bathroom, shower and laundry facilities.  It is operated by a full-time director and part-time case worker who assist the parents with resolving issues associated with attaining permanent housing.
  • A 15-passenger van provides daily transportation to/from the host congregation sites and the Day Center.  The van is operated by a part-time licensed driver.  Once a week family belongings and the portable beds are transported to/from the host sites using a trailer, or additional vehicle.

Learn more about Family Promise.

Family Promise week

East Woods has an opportunity to host families from Family Promise several times during the year.

  

By partnering with Family Promise, we help parents with children move from homelessness into permanent housing. 


Please consider signing up next time we host -- we'll post the next hosting opportunity here and on our events page.


Following are the volunteer opportunities:

  • 2 people to stay at the church from 4:45PM to 9:30PM.
  • 2 people from 9:30PM to approximately 7:30AM the following morning.
  • Prepare and deliver dinner for the guests (contact Jackie Tyler)
  • Drive guests to the FP center and/or back to East Woods.
  • Click here to sign up for a host shift, dinner preparation, or van driving.
  • Set up rooms at the church 11:30AM-1:00PM (contact Pat).
  • Clean family spaces before church 7:00AM-9:00AM (contact Pat).
If you have any questions, please contact Pat Norby (360-604-0042).