Emergency Shelter

Our rotational shelter program and warm hospitality is the foundation of the Family Promise model.

"Helping families and their children transition out of the crisis of homelessness..."
"....because no child should be without a home."

The Process

Families can apply for our Home-to-Home Program; which is our 90-day shelter; either online or by phone 936-441-8778. Our office is open Monday – Friday 7am to 5pm.

 

Once your application has been received and your family qualifies, our Case Manager will contact you to complete a second application and possibly schedule an interview. After the interview, a family may be offered a start date. If your family does not qualify, our Resource Specialist will contact you to begin helping you to find the right resources.

Shelter Qualifications

Families must meet the following eligibility requirements:

  • Must have child/children under the age of 18 years

  • Must currently be homeless or facing homelessness

  • Must be drug/alcohol free

  • Must be able to work full-time and maintain employment

  • Must not have serious criminal history

  • Must be willing to live/work in Montgomery County

The Shelter

Family Promise of Montgomery County can serve up to four (4) families at any given time in our shelter. We partner with churches to shelter our families during their stay with us. The churches provide transportation, dinner, showers, overnight lodging, fellowship, and networking opportunities for our families.

While families stay in our shelter, they will receive holistic case management tailored to their individual family needs. Our Case Managers provide guidance, support, and family advocacy for each of our families and will assist them with their job search, applying for resources,  finding childcare and enrolling their children into school, finding reliable transportation, and getting their essential needs met.

Participating families are required to attend Life Skills classes scheduled Thursday nights and led by local professionals. Classes are scheduled by the Case Manager and topics include Financial Management, Good Nutrition and Healthy Living, Good Parenting, Stress and Anger Management, and Safer Households Information.

Guidance, support, and advocacy are provided to families as they strive to reach their goals through and individualized holistic approach.

  • Resume Building

  • Job Search Resources

  • Housing Searches

  • Resource Referrals

  • Transportation

  • Financial Support

A COMMUNITY RESPONSE

In every community, these core elements exist. By bringing the community together on the issue of family homelessness, Family Promise addresses a major social problem in a holistic, effective way. Once the community becomes engaged, people understand the root causes of family homelessness and take steps to address them. Family Promise Affiliates have created more than 1,700 community initiatives—housing programs, homelessness prevention, childcare and much more—that target the issues of poverty and homelessness on a local level.

A LONG-TERM SOLUTION

Not only does our 88% success rate mean many more families stably housed, it is also a tremendous cost saving to the community as diversion from far more expensive interventions. Our approach of keeping families together, identifying their strengths, and partnering with the community for solutions means that families are at much lower risk of returning to homelessness.

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