Family Promise – Our church is a support church for this important ministry in Gloucester County. This ministry has been assisting hard-working, low-income families with housing insecurities since 2005 through partnership with local houses of worship and support from the local business community. They have doubled the number of families served compared to 2017. This is the only program of its kind in South Jersey and has served approximately 10% of homeless families in South Jersey.
Each year Family Promise has a large fund-raiser in the fall which provides a great deal of their support, however, due to Covid 19, they cannot hold this function.
Therefore, support is needed now more than ever. It is expected there will be an increase in the number of families experiencing homelessness in the coming months due to Covid-19. Families are the core of South Jersey. They make stronger schools, churches and communities. The focus of Family Promise is to be providing them with safe shelter, food and intensive case management to help them transition back to permanent housing.
To achieve this they need continued financial support, to give these families a hand-up, not a hand-out. If you are able, please consider a donation to assist with this important work.
You may donate by sending a check to the church office, made out to First UMC, memo Family Promise. The church will then send a check to Family Promise from the church.
Thank you and blessings to all this coming holiday season.