General Host Info
Partner Hosts are part of a system of support; each host takes on a portion of the responsibility of providing a comprehensive emergency shelter program for families. Each host, usually partnered with one or more support congregations, furnishes clean, safe and private (or semi-private) accommodations as well as a “hospitality” room where the guests can relax, socialize, eat, do homework or watch television. Guests arrive at the host site between 5:30 and 6:00 p.m. and remain overnight. The host also provides the evening meal, breakfast and a sack lunch for the families each day. In the morning, guests return to the Day Site, leaving the congregation at 7:00 a.m. via the Family Promise van, public transportation, or their own vehicle. From there, children go to school and adult guests go to work, conduct their job search or look for housing opportunities.
In the space you provide, Family Promise provides roll-away beds, mattresses, and pillows. Ideally, each family has their own room, but guests may be required to share under certain circumstances. Be prepared for up to five families (usually no more than 16 individuals), unless you have notified Family Promise of space constraints.