Who We Are
Our goal is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
Family Promise of Greater Beloit adopted their model for servicing families facing homelessness in 2000. We believe families should stay together—not be separated—during the most difficult times in their lives. Our many congregational partners make it possible for Family Promise to host 3-4 families (up to 14 people), 365 days a year. The congregations provide space in their buildings for one week at a time, offering a temporary home for our families. Our volunteers provide meals, childcare, hospitality, and so much more.
In 2000, the Greater Beloit Social Justice and Community Action Committee took on an initiative to address the homeless problem in our community. They realized they couldn't do it by themselves.
Meetings were organized, invitations were sent out, speakers were arranged. Brainstorming was common. Out of each meeting came action items. A strong core of participants continued to be involved. Tom Kelly discovered an organization called the Interfaith Hospitality Network. In 2001, Hands of Faith was incorporated and affiliated with the IHN, adopting their model for servicing homeless families. In July 2017, we became Family Promise of Greater Beloit, one of over 200 Family Promise affiliates across the USA.