The mission of the Family Promise of Montgomery County is to serve homeless families with children by uniting faith communities in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, and compassionate assistance.
The program was started in Montgomery County, Texas in 2001 by a group of concerned citizens and church members.
In support of this mission, many Montgomery County faith communities have committed the hearts and hands of their members, their financial resources, and/or the use of their facilities to provide a safe and dignified refuge for Family Promise clients.
In the years since Famiy Promise opened its doors on September 11, 2001, more than one thousand faith community volunteers have hosted hundreds of families, providing them with thousands of meals and nights of safe refuge. A high percentage of these families have “graduated” from the program and are successfully living in transitional or permanent housing.
Family Promise, recognized by President Bush in 1992 as one of the top 21 volunteer agencies in the country from a field of more than 4,500 service providers nominated for his Annual Points of Light Award. Since 1988, Family Promise has helped organize over 100 networks in 39 states, serving more than 250,000 people.