Partner Congregations


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with grab-and-go breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.



Host congregations provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. Support congregations work with a host site to meet the needs of the week. A team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only one to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

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Committed Host Congregations

  • Concord United Methodist Church

  • Cornerstone Christian Church

  • Elbaville United Methodist Church

  • Farmington United Methodist Church

  • First Baptist Church

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Hillsdale Church

  • Jericho Church of Christ

  • Macedonia Moravian Church

  • Salem United Methodist Church

  • Smith Grove United Methodist Church

Committed Support Congregations

  • Annoor Islamic Center

  • Bethlehem United Methodist Church

  • Center United Methodist Church

  • Episcopal Church of the Ascension

  • Fork Baptist Church

  • Fulton United Methodist Church

  • Mocksville Seventh Day Adventist 

  • Mt. Olive United Methodist Church

  • Piney Grove United Methodist Church

  • Wesley Chapel United Methodist Church