Family Promise of Jacksonville offers hope to homeless families that their circumstances can be changed and their futures do have the promise of a better life. Upon working with Family Promise, 85% of families return to self-sufficiency and do not re-enter the emergency shelter network. Family Promise works closely with Social Services to identify families in need, and also partners with 17 local multi-denominational congregations and 800 volunteers to help homeless families move to their own homes and become self-sufficient.
What makes Family Promise unique is that it collaborates with host churches and community services to capitalize on underutilized resources within the community to maximize results. Family Promise keeps families together with no separation based on age or gender. They can accommodate single fathers with children as well, and will keep sons over age 13 with their mother. The program serves single mothers, single fathers, two-parent families, and grandparents raising grandchildren.
One unique aspect about the church rotation is that it gives families contact with the world outside of the shelter environment. Many of the families find job leads from church volunteers. We are in need of volunteers for meal prep and overnight shifts.
For more information please contact Robert at Robert@cpcab.org