Family Promise of Gainesville News

Holiday newsletter 2020

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

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.

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.