Who We Are
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response
Family Promise of Clark County is a nonprofit organization committed to help children and their families affected by homelessness in the Clark County, WA area.
Over 2500 children experienced being without a permanent home in Clark County during the 2018-19 school year 1. In 2019, over 400 families with children sought emergency shelter in our community 2. With rising costs of rent and the lack of affordable housing in the area, this number continues to grow.
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1. Washington Office of the Superintendent of Public Instruction (OPSI)
2. Council for the Homeless, Clark County WA
We are a program that aims to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response. We are part of a national organization that has been operating for over 30 years and now has over 200 affiliates in 42 states successfully helping homeless children and their families find a permanent home. Our mission, simply put, is to make sure that children and their families have a safe place to sleep at night. Families with children make up 1/3 of Clark County’s homeless population. We strive to address this problem with a proven program.
How does it all work?
The core of our program is the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Our Interfaith Hospitality Network is made up of local hosting congregations and supporting congregations.
Once a family applies and meets our criteria they are welcomed into the network once space becomes available. A family stays in a host church for a week at a time before rotating to the next host church. With the help of our network volunteers they are given a place to sleep, meals and a safe environment for kids. The Network depends on its success through its volunteers.
During the day families stay at our Family Promise Day Center. We provide transportation between the Day Center and the hosting congregation each day. At the Day Center they have access to a variety of services geared towards helping them build self-independence by finding gainful employment and permanent housing. These services include finding housing, employment connection services, financial literacy counseling, budgeting courses and connecting families to other local services.
At Family Promise of Clark County we bring together a strong community of support so that every child has a roof over their head. This is our promise to the families of Clark County.