Interfaith hospitality program
What is the Interfaith Hospitality Program?
The Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality is a 90-day program offering temporary shelter and support to working families with children who are experiencing homelessness. Interfaith Hospitality focuses on immediate stabilization, empowerment, and education, and helps transition families into living on their own.
Temporary Shelter for Homeless Families in Bryan County, GA
The Interfaith Hospitality program is sustained by our network of churches, partnerships with local organizations, professionals who instruct our life skills classes, and the in-kind donations which help our families move into their new home.
Up to four families of adults and children (we average 24 families a year) are hosted overnight at a local congregation on a weekly rotating basis. Volunteers from the host congregation, along with others from neighboring congregations, provide meals, private sleeping areas, encouragement and fellowship. To see a list of host congregations, please click here.
Once a family is safely sheltered, immense pressure is lifted. With the on-going support and guidance of Family Promise staff, families begin to set goals and commit to overcoming obstacles to self-sufficiency. Services are tailored to each family, offering opportunities for personal, financial, and career growth.
Case Management is a key element of this program. Along with meeting with their case manager regularly, all families are required to participate in a mandatory savings plan, financial literacy classes, empowerment workshops, parenting support, skills assessments, workplace readiness skills training, and a youth literacy initiative. The Youth Literacy Program is very special to us because we want to ensure none of our children are heavily impacted by the crisis of being homeless. By doing so, we want you to know that we are working to end generational homelessness one child at a time!
Aftercare & outreach
We have learned that the needs in our community are vast; although an applicant may not be the right fit for our organization, we can still help. Through our Aftercare & Outreach (A&O) program we have a Resource Specialist who will assist callers and help them find the right service for their needs.