Family Promise of Genesee County is a local affiliate of a national program taking a unique approach to helping end the growing program of family-homelessness.
Family Promise of Genesee County is a scattered-site shelter which means guest families are at one place during the day and another place at night. During the day, our Day Center is open to guest families. There, families can shower, do laundry, access and computers and phones as well take part in our life-skill courses. School-aged children are transported to and from school at the Day Center. Children do not need to switch schools or districts while with Family Promise of Genesee County. The child’s school district will work with your family to make sure the child’s transportation needs are met.
During the evening and overnight hours, guest families are at a host church/house of worship, with volunteers. It is important to note guest families are not required to have a faith or religious affiliation. Our network of churches/houses of worship encompasses several denominations and worship is not required. While we work with the faith community, we are not faith-based. All of the guest families go to the same host church/house of worship but each family has their own room and each person has their own, age-appropriate bed. If you do not have transportation to and from the host church, it will be provided for you. At the host church, families eat dinner in a community setting with volunteers and other guest families. The host church/house of worship also provides breakfast, lunch and snack foods for families. Our network stretches across Genesee County, with one network church in northern Oakland County.
We work with various community organizations and businesses to provide life-skill classes focused on parenting, job readiness, landlord/tenant relations and budgeting. Adults are required to participate in those courses, unless they are absent due to employment. Family Promise of Genesee County has a vast number of volunteer supporters who can help meet a specific need or goal you or your family may have.
Family Promise of Genesee County does not independently assist with down-payments, security deposits or past-due bills but we connect you with agencies who can assist you with those matters.
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