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 319 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 continue to adapt to our changing community covid environment, the way that we shelter our families and ways in which our congregations assist us is also changing. 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. Covid forced us to abandon this model of providing housing.
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 by providing hotel rooms while they progress through our program. Recently, we have partnered with Safe Harbor to place some of our families in tiny homes. We are closing our Day Center. With our congregations we are exploring new ways of supporting our program, such as providing a weekend breakfast, gardening, or site maintenance. Congregations may also support our families with donations of supplies, fresh fruit, grocery and gas cards, and more. All of this may continue to change as we continue to adapt to our changing health, financial and congregation needs. At this time, our volunteers are provided by our congregations.
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.