Can you imagine for a moment what it’s like to be hungry and on the streets with nowhere to turn? It’s a horrible situation to be in and for many families in Delaware County and it’s their daily reality. They struggle to get back on their feet and find food and safe shelter for their young children. And with the economy the way it is today, the situation for homeless families in our community has never been more difficult than now.
But with your assistance, we can help put an end to their daily struggles! Well now you really made a difference in the lives of homeless children and their families!
With your financial support we will continue to empower and lift up families like Dorsey and Sharon who became homeless this past spring.
, Sharon and Dorsey, became homeless in June '17 after Dorsey lost hours at his job and could not pay the rent. At the time, the couple had 2 teenage sons and Sharon was a breast cancer survivor.. Concerned about being out in the streets with nowhere to go they turned to Family Promise for assistance.
Upon entering Family Promise, Sharon and Dorsey were able to focus on rebuilding their future. After just a few short weeks in our program, Dosey was able to secure employment at a local limo company, even signing up for extra shifts to save money. With our assistance, Sharon and Dorsey were able to move into their own apartment and their sons started a new school in the fall, cozy environment away from the streets!
Sharon and Dorsey’s transformation from helpless to hopeful was made possible by donors just like you.
That’s why we need your continued financial support so we can to help more families in need throughout the year.
For over a decade, Family Promise has moved families from homelessness to self-sufficiency. Utilizing a volunteer staff of over 1,000 individuals and a very small paid staff, we have successfully moved over 1,300 homeless parents and children off the street by offering them shelter combined with services such as the following:
Employment assistance -resulting in 70% of all households sustaining employment;
Housing assistance -resulting in 86% of the families remaining housed;
Transportation assistance -offered to 100% of all clients served, resulting in their ability to get to school and the host congregation
And so much more…including food, child care assistance, and other essential services.
Your gift will make a lasting difference in the lives of homeless children and their families. When you give to Family Promise your gift is combined with hundreds of other gifts from donors – and it doesn’t take long for those gifts to add up in a big way.
In the coming year, we will continue to provide safe shelter, food, clothing, child care assistance, transportation services, and much more to families in need.
Your support plays a vital role in helping us achieve this goal. Please remember Family Promise as you make your year-end giving plans.
Together we can make our community a better place to live for all, even those who struggle to make ends meet every day. Every donation means so much and can help so many in our community. Thank you for your support!
Building communities, strengthening lives.
Board of Directors
Family Promise of Delaware County
Interfaith Hospitality Network
200 Brookline Blvd
Havertown, Pa 19083