Network of Churches/Organizations

Family Promise of Shenandoah County provides a family-centered approach to assist families in overcoming homelessness. We do this through a network of host, support, and partner congregations with one common goal: to provide food and shelter to children and their families and help them get back on their feet.


Host congregations take turns 4 times per year hosting guests in their buildings evenings and overnights for one week at a time.  Family Promise provides cots and bedding, and most congregations & organizations set up their educational rooms as temporary bedrooms for each of the guest families. Host congregations must have enough space to host up to 3 separate families — up to fourteen people — at a time. Showers and laundry facilities are available at the Family Center, so it is not necessary for congregations to have these amenities.

Support congregations work with host sites by providing volunteer support.  Duties are divided between or among host congregations and support congregations. Typically, each will provide an evening meal, fellowship with guests during dinner and evening hours, and may stay overnight.

Partner congregations, like Host and Support congregations, support Family Promise of Shenandoah County by providing volunteer support at the Family Center, financial and/or in-kind services, promote and support fundraising events and include Family Promise of Shenandoah County in their annual church budget.

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