Family Promise of Gainesville News
Coronavirus response 2020:
Family Promise is still opening doors for local families and still engaging the community to achieve these goals.
Our shelter is at 150% of our previous capacity--guests live in apartments we have rented.
Meal provision was at 300% of our previous capacity from April through September, thanks to a partnership with Working Food. Volunteers are still providing meals for our families every day of the week.
We purchased and are renovating 4 affordable housing units in Octobert, through our new partnership with Rebuilding Together North Central Florida, Matchmaker Realty and The Best Restoration which is made possible by the TD Foundation and First Federal Bank.
We hope to renovate five more units to house families in 2021. We need your help to do that.
We will not return to our previous rotational shelter structure until June 2021 or later.
When we lost our rotational shelter structure, we lost over $34,000 per month of in-kind support. Your donations will sustain our organization as we transition to a new shelter model. Every donation matters.
$2,000 is the average cost of preventing a family from losing their home in the first place. Donations can sponsor a family through the "Help Us Move In" program.
You can also support our affordable housing movement and partnership with Rebuilding Together by donating to our housing fund.
National News: Family Promise nationally on the Today Show March 2019
The longest night of the year: Annual National Homeless Persons’ Memorial Day
is Friday, December 21