Family Promise of Wake County
Family Promise is an interfaith organization that provides homeless families temporary housing, education, and other services until they are able to get back on solid ground. They normally host four to five families each week at local churches. It is the only program in Wake County that keeps the family unit intact while they are homeless. Host churches provide transportation to the Family Promise Day Center and back to the church, nutritious meals, a safe place to spend the evening, a comfortable room to sleep, and the friendly assurance that we care for them. We are glad to be a Family Promise church!
If you’re volunteering, select the document in the menu for instructions according to the position for which you’ve volunteered. If you’d like to sign up to help with Family Promise, click the Sign Up Genius button to get started!
About Family Promise at NRUMC
Family Promise of Wake County provides support services, including counseling, assistance in finding jobs and housing for the homeless families in Wake County. Some of the families were sleeping in their cars when they entered the program. Other families saw their homes burned, lost everything, and had nowhere to go.
A paid director and case manager at the Day Center provide the support services. Up to ten families are selected by the staff to be in the program at a time. For homeless families, this assistance is the only program that keeps families intact. No other program will allow a teenage boy to stay with his mother or a husband and wife stay together.
NRUMC has hosted FPWC guests since June of 1994. Paul writes in Romans 12:13 that we should; “Share with God’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality.” At NRUMC, we provide a bedroom, three meals a day and relaxing lounge in the evening for the FPWC guests.
About 100 volunteer positions need to be filled for a week to be successful. Thank you to the volunteers and the members of the FPWC Coordinator Committee for serving so faithfully.
For more information, email Angie & Jim Banask or call them at 919.818.6300.
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