Family Promise assists homeless families in the Albuquerque community achieve and sustain independence. Family Promise of Albuquerque is a local organization which works alongside people in religious congregations and community organizations to assist the growing number of homeless families within the Albuquerque community achieve and sustain independence.
Family Promise of Albuquerque (FPA) provides shelter, meals, compassionate assistance and professional case management to homeless children and their families, with a goal of sustainable housing. Eighteen faith congregations participate—some as hosting sites for one week at a time, and some as partners providing extra volunteers. St. Tim’s has been hosting FP of A since its inception nine years ago.
St. Tim’s hosts one to three families four times a year. Our guests sleep in rooms downstairs, use the kitchen and community room where they can relax, socialize, do homework, and play games.
On weekdays, guests go to work, school, or the day center to meet with the case manager. Guests return to St. Tim’s each evening where volunteers prepare and share an evening meal with the families. Another set of volunteers spend the night upstairs.
Over the weekend, volunteers join in on Saturday outings and on Sundays help transition guests to the next hosting site.
Each family receives intensive case management that includes daily goals, transportation assistance, help in attaining needed documents (e.g., IDs and birth certificates), life-skills, budgeting, resume writing, interview skills, job-search help, and coordinating with other service agencies for education, healthcare, work, and housing assistance.
The unique nature of Family Promise means guests and volunteers interact at a basic level where food, shelter, and community are vital. This personal dynamic makes it less obvious as to who benefits most from this ministry, the volunteers or the guests. Certainly, the members of St. Tim’s continue to be blessed through their participation in the Family Promise program. Family Promise of Albuquerque Success Stories
For more information please visit www.familypromiseabq.org
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