Family Promise of Summit County helps homeless families with children stay together and achieve sustainable independence.
An Affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, Family Promise of Summit County takes an innovative, integrated approach to serving this complex community. Leveraging the energies of a broad coalition of faith and community-based organizations, Family Promise meets the basic needs of homeless families with children. Then, with a professional social work staff, the program helps these families achieve lasting independence by addressing the root causes of their poverty and homelessness. Always at capacity, it is the only facility in Summit County that houses the entire family together regardless of age, gender, and marital status.
Family Promise is so much more than a homeless shelter - providing supportive case management services and special on-site enrichment programs in addition to comfortable shelter, meals, vouchers, and supplies.
The efficacy of the organization is measured by the success of families served. Family Promise’s most important outcome is a guest graduation of 82% among the 25 families and 51 children served in 2019. Graduation signifies completion of services, secure housing, at least one employed adult, and establishment of a plan for stability and independence.