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CONROE, Texas (July 4, 2020) — Family Promise of Montgomery County announces a mobile food market partnership with the Montgomery County Food Bank. The event is to take place Tuesday, July 14th beginning at 8:00 a.m. at the Conroe Church of Christ located at 1680 Longmire Road, Conroe, TX 77304. 

Family Promise of Montgomery County Case and Operations Manager, Lisa Garman said that one of the main components of the Family Promise mission is to provide their families with weekly meals. “When the COVID-19 pandemic hit four months ago, we decided to make the commitment to provide weekly meals, kids meals, snacks to our post-graduate families as a means to keep them financially stable,” Garman said. “The mobile food market is an extension of that. We will be able to distribute food to over 200 families here in Montgomery County.”

To donate to the mobile food market in support of Family Promise of Montgomery County, drive up to The Conroe Church of Christ any time after 8:00 a.m. on Tuesday, July 14th. 

Family Promise is a local non-profit serving 4 homeless families at a time in rotating faith communities in a collaborative mission to increase their job readiness, and stability to enable them to be self-sustainable. Approved families with children are entered into Family Promises 90-day personal plan to reach attainable goals with a case manager. Topics include positive parenting skills, stress management, family safety, and budgeting. Families are provided meals, hygiene items, clothing, childcare, transportation, and shelter through partnering churches in the community.

For more information on Family Promise of Montgomery County or to make a donation visit www.familypromiseofmc.org. 


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Parenting is not walk in the park. Parenting, as it is, can absolutely be a daunting task. Now, add a pandemic into the mix, and things can get out of hand quickly. We here at Family Promise of Montgomery County know that there is no one and only way to perfectly parent. And during these uncertain times, it is easy for the world to become not only dangerous, but incredibly overwhelming. 


Here are some of our best little pieces of advice for you as you navigate parenting in the midst of a pandemic.

Set aside family time. Spend quality time with the people you love. Whether that be your immediate family or your extended family via video chat, staying connected with loved ones is important. We suggest family game nights, cooking or baking together, or even a family dance party!

Answer questions. Your children may have many questions about COVID-19 and the uncertainties that it brings. The best thing you can do is answer these questions honestly and simply. Tell the truth. Put the truth in simple terms so they can process what is going on. Let them feel in the loop and educated on the changing world.

Teach safety. Educate your children on the best ways to stay safe and be sure to model these behaviors yourself! Whether that is vigorous hand-washing (which we always highly recommend!), mask-wearing, hand-sanitizing, or any other safety measure, it is best to be upfront about these guidelines and follow them yourself.

Always look forward. Remind your children that there is a light at the end of the tunnel. Tell them about the scientists who are working hard everyday to keep our world healthy. Tell them about all of the fun things that are soon to come!

Take care of yourself, too. Remember that being a caregiver is a full-time job. Be easy on yourself. Keep body healthy and your mind clear. Find things in your life that bring you joy and clarity. Whether that be exercising, painting, cooking, or cleaning, find what works and make room for it in your schedule every day. 

Above all, be kind to yourself. We are in uncharted waters. The best thing to do is stay calm, motivated, caring, and clear. You got this.

Healthy Families = Healthy Community. Family Promise is working towards doing our part daily.

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Let’s face it. The world is quite a blur right now. With twists and turns being thrown everyday, it can be hard to find peace, comfort, and stability. Here are 7 things you can do for you and your family to help keep you all sane, inspired, motivated, and overall healthy.


1. Make art

According to a Psychology Today article, it is proven that a 45-minute art-making session can reduce stress by up to 75%. Not only will you be getting your stress levels down, but you will be bonding with your family and getting those creative juices flowing. You can find free coloring pages at this link: https://www.crayola.com/featured/free-coloring-pages/


2. Stay fit

Exercising is a great way to stay fit and keep your blood pumping. Exercise releases endorphins (the happy brain chemical), so after you complete a workout, it is proven that you will feel happier than before. Some exercises we recommend are going on a walk or run or even having a dance party with your family.


3. Try a new recipe

Involve the family and find ways to bond together while also nourishing your bodies! Not only will trying out a fun recipe give your family a fun activity to bond over, it is proven that cooking your own meals is beneficial to your health.


4. Enjoy nature

One of the easiest and most fun ways to get your body moving is to enjoy the beautiful surroundings that we have here in Texas. You can go for a walk on the trails or on a national preserve, you can visit a local beach, or even just catch some sunshine rays on your lawn.


5. Limit your intake

While it is great to be informed, there is such a thing as too much intake. During times like these, the news is particularly negative and scary. Taking steps to reduce the time you spend checking in on the news will help keep your stress levels down and keep you connected to your family.


6. Lean on loved ones

You are not alone! In these unprecedented times, it can be hard to determine what the right move is. You may feel isolated or alone, but that is normal. Take this time to lean into family and friends who can offer you support and comfort.


7. Spread your joy

Think of ways you can spread your happiness to others. There are so many ways to do it! One idea we have is colorfully painting rocks and leaving them on trails for your neighbors to see. Seeing fun artwork along the trails will always put a smile on someone’s face.


Healthy Families = Healthy Community. Family Promise is working towards doing our part daily.


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