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Who We Are

Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.

Family Promise of Sacramento began helping families in April 2005.  Our program works with four families at a time.  Once a family “graduates” into either transitional or permanent housing, another family is able to participate in the program.  Since 2005 we have served 396 families.

Family Promise has two goals for each family: gaining permanent housing and gaining the skills required to make homelessness less likely to reoccur.

Women and children are over 50% of people who are currently homeless.  Families make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.  Family Promise defines “family” as at least one child and one adult held together by bonds of love and commitment, and where the adult(s) have the responsibility for the care and nurturing of the child(ren).

Our trained staff provides individualized case management and mentoring to fit the unique needs of every family we see.  We help them set specific goals and strategies designed to dismantle the obstacles preventing their success and to teach them to find jobs and permanent housing.

As we continuously adapt to changes in our community and housing options, the way that we shelter our families and ways in which our congregations assist us also changes. Family Promise affiliates nationwide prior to covid partnered with congregations of Faith that donated space for families at night and provided home cooked dinners. During the day, families had use of our Family Promise Day Center as a safe space to care for younger children, gather children after school, and otherwise feel at home, with shower, phone, computer, mailing address, and common eating and lounge areas. The challenges of Covid forced us to abandon this model.

Through the generous financial support of the Sacramento community, Family Promise of Sacramento has been able to continue helping families get back on the path to housing stability. We currently have partnered with Safe Harbor to place some of our families in tiny homes. Congregations continue to provide essential assistance. Many provide volunteers to provide a weekend breakfast, to work in the garden, or to assist with site maintenance. Others support our families with donations of supplies, fresh fruit, grocery and gas cards, and more.

The work of Family Promise of Sacramento is a collaborative effort with volunteers and supporters from all faiths and traditions. We believe our diversity of spirit and union of faiths offers an invaluable environment that helps these families reclaim their lives.

Family Promise is an IRS designated 501(c)3 and as such all donations are tax deductible. Our Federal Tax ID number is 68-0404332.

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