Family Promise of Midland, Texas providesshelter, meals, and support services to families without homes while offering a cost-efficient, effective, and replicable community response to family homelessness. There are six basic components to our Network Program.
- Congregations: The hosting of families rotates weekly among a minimum of 13 Host Congregations in the Network. When hosting, a congregation provides lodging, three meals a day (a suppertime family meal, continental breakfast and foodstuff for guests to prepare their own brown-bag lunches), and caring hospitality four times a year—which translates to once a quarter. In addition, there are support congregations in the Network that provide financial assistance, supplies and volunteers.
- Day Center: Guests use the Family Promise Day Center to receive case management services from our Executive Director. While there, guests pursue employment, tend pre-school children, shower, and do laundry. The Day Center provides guests with a mailing address and a base for housing and employment searches. Many guests are employed during the day, while older children attend school. VAN has given us a wonderful building at 2908 W Ohio for us to use as our Day Center!
- Volunteers: Volunteers are the heart of the Network. Without them, it cannot exist. Volunteers provide a wide range of services like cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping them with homework, interacting respectfully and compassionately with guests, and providing overnight security.
- Fundraising: The organization is financed through donations, grants, and fundraising events. Most of the monies are raised by the individuals of the organization. Local churches also provide financial support for the Network.
- Social Service Agencies: Local social service agencies refer families to the Network and often assist guests in finding housing, jobs, and other needed services.
- Transportation: Family Promise of Midland’s 14-passenger van transports guests to and from the Day Center. This van, along with a trailer, transports bedding and necessary personal belongings between Host Congregations