Family Promise of Greater Denver is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization independently associated with a national organization comprised of more than 200 affiliates in 42 states. While we are not faith-based, we partner with diverse congregations to provide shelter, meals and hospitality to families experiencing homelessness within the Denver-metro area. Family Promise began serving area families in November 1997 with 10 host congregations and four support congregations. We now have two rotations with 25 host congregations, 47 support congregations and two civic groups that aid our mission:
To help families experiencing homelessness by providing emergency shelter, meals and supportive services on the path to self-sufficiency.
Take a look at our 2015 Annual Summary, and watch a video about the families we serve! We serve an average of 70 families every year, and two components are vital to our program: partners that provide shelter and our Day Site …
Shelter: Various community congregations provide nightly shelter to families in our program. Each location is staffed by trained volunteers with 24-hour support from the Family Promise team. Host congregations create private or semi-private bedrooms for each family using meeting or education rooms. Some congregations even creatively use fellowship halls or gyms by partitioning the space to create rooms. Support congregations partner with host congregations to facilitate volunteers, activities and supplies during the week.
Family Promise also provides roll-away beds, which are transported to a new host congregation in the network every week. The volunteers coordinate meals, evening and overnight support as well as transportation to and from the day site using the Family Promise vans. Family Promise staff and community volunteers facilitate weekly Life Skills classes in budgeting, job readiness, job retention, nutrition, healthy communications and tenant skills. These classes are held in the evenings at the Host sites.
Day site: At the Day Site (open seven days a week), Family Promise staff and volunteers provide case management, referrals and support. The families are able to conduct housing and job searches through the use of the location’s computer lab and phones. The Day Site also has a play room for children, a kitchen and a quiet room. Learn about volunteer opportunities at the site and congregations!
Click here or call 303.675.0713 if you are looking for shelter.