Family Promise of Gainesville News

March 18, 2020: TD Charitable Foundation Supports Family Promise and Rebuilding Together with Housing for Everyone grant

Coronavirus response March 17, 2020:
Family Promise is dedicated to providing safe environments for guest families, volunteers and staff. The safety of our volunteers is also a primary concern. In response to coronavirus concern, Family Promise has consulted with the Centers for Disease Control (CDC) and Alachua County Health Department, to develop this pandemic prevention plan.

What we have done so far (as of March 17, 2020)

  1. Much more closely monitored anyone exhibiting any sign of sickness, and been in close contact with local health officials and our Continuum of Care.

  2. Asked all families to practice good hygiene and hand washing, and talked about social distancing strategies.

  3. Conducted more rigorous disinfectant and cleaning policies at the day center on a daily basis.

  4. Identified hotel units for the time period between March 22 and April 13, and secured funding (beyond our budget) from two sources. We invite the public to donate, as we need your support now more than ever

  5. Created a SignUp Genius to provide food, AND negotiated that Grace Marketplace provide 1 brown bag meal per day for our families for the time frame noted in item #4 above.

  6. Updated our website with a new Amazon wishlist, posted notice to key coordinators and on social media outlets requesting help with meals, and Publix gift cards for families.

 

Annual Report: 2019 annual report provides an overview of activities for the year. 

National News: Family Promise nationally on the Today Show March 2019
 
Local News:
Help Us Move In grant awarded to Family Promise Gainesville
Summer 2019 Newsletter
Bowling to Strike Out Family Homelessness - June 2019
The longest night of the year: Annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day
is Friday, December 21
TV 20 Covers the 4th annual bed race to end childhood homelessness 
WUFT News in 90 highlights the Partners in Housing program 2018
The voices of homeless kids in Alachua County-WUFT Podcast by Luke Sullivan
New UF report: Childhood homelessness doubled in Florida from 2007 to 2016
Partnership to bring about more low-income housing June 19, 2017
Alachua County Programs Offer Assistance to Homeless Youth April 29, 2016
A promise kept: Churches regroup to shelter homeless families.  June 14, 2015.
 

 

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Family Promise of Gainesville does not discriminate on grounds of race, religion, ethnicity, national origin, age, gender, physical disabilities, sexual orientation, or economic status.  Accommodations for persons who are deaf or hard of hearing can be found here.

Family Promise of Gainesville is part of a larger network of shelter programs across the country. Nationally, Family Promise's network is serving more than 125,000 people a year and engaging 200,000 volunteers nationwide.

Family Promise has truly grown to represent a national movement that believes we can address family homelessness—right here in our own communities. Go to www.familypromise.org for more information about our national partnership.