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.
Lindsay helped begin the work to bring Family Promise to Genesee County, back in 2011. She actively served on the board of directors as secretary and member of the public relations committee as well as the host recruitment committee before transitioning into the role of network director, in September of 2014. Lindsay has always had a passion for serving people. While her career began in network television, she has always maintained connection with volunteer opportunities. Before connecting with Family Promise, Lindsay oversaw a monthly meal ministry connected with the South End Soup Kitchen, in Flint. For 4-years she oversaw the provision of food on the third and fifth Saturdays of the month. She studied mass media communications at the University of Michigan-Flint.
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.”
Valerie Hempsall, LBSW
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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