Family Promise of Genesee County has a dedicated staff of 5 employees, a Network Director, Director of Development, 2 Case Managers and a van driver. Together our team supports both active and graduate families, as we work to fulfill our mission of ending homelessness one family at a time.
Tiffani M. Ferrier, MSCTE
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi
Tiffani has spent the last few years focusing on exactly where she would like to be and what she wanted out of a career. Her expertise in areas such as finance, management, business, special events, education, communications, and coordinating are essential as Family Promise embarks on the next five years in service to the community. Tiffani has a Bachelors in Business, with a focus in Public Relations and Masters in Career and Technical Education – Post Secondary Administration, both hail from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!). While obtaining her Masters at Ferris, she was lucky enough to participate in a Study Away Program at Trinity College of Dublin for Diversity in Education. As a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha, she has helped to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, helping to coordinate 5K’s and various fundraising events. Along with presenting guest lectures for Mott Community College, and leading panel discussions for business owners and students through Genesee County. Ultimately, seeking a career that allowed her to help others, and bring positive change to people’s lives, is how she knew she belonged here at Family Promise.
Director of Development
Helping those in need is a life long passion for Nicole Hoste-Breslin. For more than ten years, Nicole has been a volunteer member of the Junior League of Flint, where she first learned of Family Promise. Passionate about her community, Nicole has a track record of helping non-profit organizations grow – whether it’s raising money, hosting events or recruiting volunteers! We are excited to have her aboard to help us grow our serving capacity through grants, events, and church network. Nicole is equally excited to be here; when asked to describe her decision to move here, she stated, “Family Promise started with a few people who had a vision and a mission to help families. I am excited to add my experience in fundraising and creating awareness in our community to the passionate Family Promise team and dedicated board of directors.”
Active Family Case Manager
Adriene Everleigh received a BS degree in Criminal Justice from Western Michigan University and a Master’s Degree in Counseling & Personnel from Heidelberg College, in Tiffin, Ohio. She has worked extensively with child protective services, foster care and adoptions and with teens, providing crisis intervention and life-skills programming. Adriene is a practicing Life Coach and a Certified Civil and Domestic Court Mediator. She brings to the team 29 years of case management and community service advocacy, with a dedicated focus on Family Preservation and Family Reunification. She is a wealth of knowledge and an experienced social service program director. “At Family Promise, I look forward to the opportunity to work with our guests, provide them with support and sound advice, and celebrate their successes with them.”
Valerie Hempsall, LBSW
Graduate Family Case Manager
Valerie graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Social Work, in 1986. She has worked as a social worker with Community Mental Health, in both Michigan and Tennessee for more than 30 years. In 2012, she began volunteering at the Food Pantry in Swartz Creek. She started her journey as part-time Case Manager with Family Promise of Genesee County, in October of 2014. She became familiar with Family Promise early in 2013, when her home church, Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, hosted families. Being with Family Promise, she says she has found her passion, helping families achieve sustainability. With Family Promise, she has supervised social work Students from Colleges and Universities in the area, as well as various other projects promoting and developing awareness of Family Promise in the Community. The irony in her story is that she attended Calvary United Methodist (where our Day Center is located) as a young child and young adult. She has so many fond memories that she felt right at home. She says she feels honored and humbled to serve our families.
Crawley has been with Family Promise since 2015. He is an integral part of the team and his positive attitude helps motivate and encourage families. He’s quite handy around the Family Promise Day Center and very good about keeping the van maintained and in good working condition.
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