Founded in 2001, Family Promise of Montgomery County is a faith-based non-profit organization that supports families who are experiencing homelessness as they search for new jobs, undergo job training, and obtain permanent housing.
Family Promise of Montgomery County is an affiliate of Family Promise National which began in New Jersey in 1986.
Mission: Family Promise of Montgomery County serves homeless families with children by uniting faith communities in a cooperative effort to provide shelter, meals, transportation and other compassionate assistance leading to independence.
Vision: Our vision is to alleviate homelessness for families with children in Montgomery County, Texas. We believe strong families build strong communities and our goal is to strengthen families and enable them to become self-sufficient and stable.
In 2012, CISD reported 636 homeless children attending school in the District.
Poverty rate in Texas (children under 18) – 25.6 % (U.S. Census Bureau, 2009)
Approximately 1.65 million people in Texas, 908,165 of whom are children, live in working-poor families. (Center for Public Policy Priorities, September, 2010)
18.8 percent of Texas households are food insecure (Dallas Morning News Sept.2011, U.S. Dept. of Agriculture)
1 out of every 4 Texas children is food insecure, 2nd highest rate in the country (Baylor University, Texas Hunger Initiative)
Five out of six low-income Texas families who qualify for government housing assistance do not receive it because of Texas’ shortage of subsidized housing. (Texas Low-Income Housing Information Service – www.texashousing.org).