The Mission of Fort Bend Family Promise is to meet the immediate needs of homeless families while empowering them to attain self-sufficiency.
Every morning, guest families utilize our Day Center in Missouri City. The Day Center provides guest families with access to laundry and shower facilities, computers and Internet access. They can store their belongings and have a physical address to assist with job searches. It’s also where they work with a case manager to develop an individualized plan to regain housing and self-sufficiency.
Each evening, our Family Promise van transports guest families to that week’s hosting congregation where volunteers welcome them as guests into their church, providing them with meals, hospitality and overnight accommodations. There are currently about twelve host congregations in our network that host for one week at a time on a rotating basis. We also have supporting congregations that provide family support in a variety of ways.
Family Promise works closely with families to resolve all the obstacles they need to overcome to return to independence and self-sufficiency. After a needs assessment, families are connected to the appropriate resources available in Fort Bend County. Family Promise guest families receive:
The Family Promise model of care costs 1/3 less to operate than shelters. Through the generosity and dedication of our volunteers and local host congregations, every dollar donated is matched by more than $3 of in-kind goods and services!