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.