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.  The 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 266 families — 343 parents, and 519 children.

Family Promise has two goals for each family: gaining permanent housing and 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.


During the day families spend time at work, school or the Family Promise Day Center.  The Day Center is a safe and secure haven for families, offering everything they need to feel at home – showers, laundry facilities, phone, mailing address, computers, and common eating and lounge areas.  Click here to learn about volunteering at the Day Center


Each evening, Family Promise transports the families to the host congregation for that week. At the church or temple each family is provided a private room with bedding as well as daily dinners and breakfasts all provided by volunteers. The volunteers also welcome the guests, spend quality time with them and provide some recreational activities. Family Promise transports the families back to the Day Center each morning.

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.