The Family Promise of Montgomery County program unites communities of faith in a collaborative effort to assist homeless families. Host congregations provide overnight accommodations and meals for three to five families (up to sixteen individuals) for one week each, three to four times a year, on a rotating schedule.
Support congregations provide off-site support such as meals, volunteers, and other services.
Congregations interested in becoming a host church or Support Congregation should contact Family Promise.
Each family is given a private room set up in the congregation’s building with beds supplied by Family Promise. Volunteers from the host congregation and other support congregations share dinner and breakfast with the families and provide overnight, on-site support with a spirit of warmth and hospitality. Congregations become temporary homes for families, and individuals are accepted as they are. In this environment, clients are able to maintain their dignity. The kindness of hosts helps to diminish the hurt of homelessness, and both volunteers and clients grow and learn from each other.
- Christ Church United Methodist – The Woodlands
- Conroe Bible Church
- Conroe Church of Christ
- Tree Of Life Lutheran
- First Baptist Church – Conroe
- First Presbyterian Church – Conroe
- First United Methodist Church – Conroe
- Grace Lutheran Church – Conroe
- Montgomery United Methodist – Montgomery
- St. James Episcopal Church – Conroe
- The Woodlands United Methodist – The Woodlands
- Trinity Episcopal Church – The Woodlands
- West Conroe Baptist Church
- Woodlands Community Presbyterian Church
Family Promise utilizes churches in the area to host the families after the Day Center closes for the evening. This service rotates each week from one church to another. Churches provide transportation to and from their location via our network van.
While at the churches, families are provided with an evening meal, sometimes nightly activities, and a room with beds and bedding. In this environment, clients are able to maintain their dignity and privacy as the church becomes their temporary home. The kindness from these congregations helps diminish the hurt of homelessness in an environment where both volunteers and clients can grow and learn from one another.