Charity Spotlight: Family Promise – Greater Phoenix

About the Charity

In Operation since 2000, Family Promise – Greater Phoenix has provided more than just shelter for families. The Family Promise emergency shelter program welcomes primarily first time homeless families and their pets; offering them a hand-up, before they spiral into the endless cycle of poverty and chronic homelessness.
For the past 13 years, the programs at Family Promise have helped over 500 families. Located in south Scottsdale, Family Promise offers a holistic approach to services, providing the tools necessary for families to continue their journey to independence and self-sufficiency.
In addition to emergency shelter, Family Promise provides case management, cash flow training, job and life skills coaching, parenting classes, academic and childcare referrals plus help with employment and housing.

Trends Exclusive Interview:

What is the main thing that sets you apart from other non-profits?

There are numerous shelters that provide assistance but, only Family Promise allows and welcomes pets to accompany those we serve. It can be extremely stressful to leave a beloved pet behind when relocating.

Tell us something no one knows about your charity.

Upon completing the 60-day shelter program, families have the opportunity to join the Graduate Program which provides an additional 24-months of resource referrals and peer support. Family Promise is committed to breaking down the barriers that prevent families from attaining a life of independence and self-determination.

How do volunteers play a role in your organization?

Partnering with an interfaith network of 32 congregations and 1 synagogue, their volunteers provide shelter, food and emotional support to the families.

Please describe the specific program for which TCF is providing funding?

The Children’s Specialist plays a key role in providing the children in the program a safe place to confidentially share their fears and their triumphs. They are grateful for the investment that Trends Charitable Fund has made in the families that walk through the gates of Family Promise. It is through community partners such as Trends, that together change in the course of a child’s life can occur and can help them not only envision a brighter future … but achieve one.

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