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Myths and Realities

There are many misconceptions about how the Fort Bend Family Promise program works. Here are some facts:


1 – Families in the program spend the night in the Day Center building.

2 – There are several shelters that support homeless families in Fort Bend County.

3 – Family Promise receives funding from the national Family Promise organization.

4 – Family Promise does not need a Day Center in order to fulfill program needs.

5 – Most of the adults who enter the Family Promise program are unemployed.

6 – Family Promise struggles to help large numbers of families.

7 – Families in the program are primarily from the neighborhood surrounding the current Day Center.


1 – Families DO NOT spend the night at the Day Center. Overnight accommodations are provided at the host congregations, or when necessary, at a motel.

2 – Fort Bend Family Promise is the only organization that shelters homeless families in Fort Bend County.

3 – The national Family Promise office provides ideas and resources, but Fort Bend Family Promise is financially independent.

4 – Family Promise was housed in an older building for 10 years that the owners needed to demolish. Because of this, FBFP chose to build a Day Center in 2016. It was fully funded through donations.

5 – 90% of adults in the program have jobs.Most families have never been homeless before. Typically, an unexpected event (loss of a job, illness or family crisis) is the catalyst for a family losing their home.

6 – The Family Promise program is successful because of the intensive case management families receive. In 2017, 41 homeless families (152 members - 99 of them children) entered the Housing Program and 97% obtained permanent housing. While the number of families in the Housing Program is limited by space constraints, FBFP also provided over 1,100 referrals to at-risk & homeless families last year.

7 – In 2017,  32% of the families in the Housing Program were from Missouri City with an equal number from Richmond/Rosenberg. The rest were from throughout Fort Bend County. FBFPworks closely with the school districts to assist children identified as homeless.

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