In 2016, 85% of families improved their financial condition while they were at Family Promise, 77% moved into more stable housing, and 88% of adults were employed or enrolled in a degree program. Today, the Compadres Program is fostering these successes, while creating a brighter future for even more families!
For a minimum of seven months, Compadres volunteers walk alongside participating families – forming supportive, nonjudgmental friendships which can later serve as a basis for encouraging advancements surrounding personal development, financial responsibility, employment and other focuses. The time commitment includes at least one face-to-face meeting every month, as well as weekly phone/email/text “check-ins”.
All families in Compadres are involved in case management with the Family Promise team through our HOME program. Both families and volunteers are part of an initial application and screening process.
Here’s how the Compadres program works:
This is a partnership, and one person can make a difference. You can be that person. You can help break the cycle of poverty and frustration for a family working toward self-sufficiency!
Interested in becoming a Compadres volunteer?