“Because Every Child Should Have a Home”
The Family Promise mission statement is: “Ending homeless one family at a time while keeping the family intact.” Keeping families together during a crisis so devastating that they no longer have a place to live involves churches coming together and offering their space as temporary havens of warmth, love, and safety. Wellspring will be once again hosting homeless families from March 4th through March 11th.
At around 2:00 pm on Sunday March 4th, cots and the families’ personal belongings will arrive from the previous church so that we can prepare for the families’ arrival at 5:00. We’ll fellowship together and share a meal before giving the families time to pack lunches for the following day, do homework if needed, play games, and sleep. Two or three church volunteers will also sleep over at the church each night of the week-long program. At 7:00 a.m., we will provide a light breakfast and the van will transport the families back to the Day Center. On the following Sunday, March 11th, at 7:00 a.m. the families will depart with our blessings and start the process over again that evening at the next host church.
We appreciate your prayers for both the families and volunteers during this coming week. If you would be interested in volunteering with Family Promise, please contact coordinator Kathy Griswold at 860-380-7876 or firstname.lastname@example.org.