Host Site

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL FAITHS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a van ride to our Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, packing tomorrow's lunch, just as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

HOST CONGREGATIONS

Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies and food for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

  • Driving the families to and from the Day Center/Host Site in our van

MANAGEABLE COMMITMENT

  • Families stay overnight from 5 p.m. to 7 a.m., not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks on all program participants

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

WE THANK OUR DEDICATED VOLUNTEERS!

Committed Host Congregations

  • Bethel A.M.E. Church

  • Henderson Ave. United Methodist Church

  • Jefferson Prairie Lutheran Church

  • Luther Valley Church

  • New Zion Baptist Church

  • Our Lady of the Assumption Catholic Church

  • Our Savior's Lutheran Church

  • United Church of Beloit

  • Wesley Christian Methodist Episcopal Church

Committed Support Congregations

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

  • Community of Christ Church

  • First Baptist Church

  • First Presbyterian Clinton Church

  • St. Jude's Church

  • Sun Valley Presbyterian Church

  • Temple B'nai Abraham

  • Community Baptist Church

  • New Apostolic Church

  • Lighthouse Fellowship Church

  • Beloit Life Center Church

  • People's Church of Beloit

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