An interfaith alliance helping children and families experiencing homelessness achieve lasting self-sufficiency.
Family Promise – Salt Lake is a non-profit, interfaith, non-proselytizing, organization that provides shelter, case management and housing services to children and families experiencing homelessness. On top of offering families a safe and supported environment away from the trauma of homelessness, Family Promise strives to facilitate lasting income and housing stability for the families we serve.
The State of Utah’s Comprehensive Report on Homelessness for 2015 found that families account for 42% of all those experiencing homelessness, and that the total number of school children living in motels, shelters or places not meant for habitation increased by 13% from the previous year. This means that over 6,000 individuals in families, mostly children, are living out of motels, staying in shelters, or worse, sleeping in cars or abandoned buildings.
Family Promise works to engage the faith communities to shelter, feed, and nurture families experiencing homelessness, by committing their facilities and volunteers on a rotating basis throughout the year. During the year, over 3,600 volunteers will provide over 15,000 total volunteer hours. By diverting families in need from more costly interventions (motels, traditional shelters), the Family Promise model provides a humane, un-duplicated, cost-effective, hands-on community-based approach to helping families facing homelessness.