The Covid-19 crisis has profoundly affected Family Promise. Because the member congregations cannot host the homeless families, the guests have been housed in hotels for several weeks, and have received gift cards to buy their food. They continue to receive help from the Family Promise staff, and several have obtained permanent housing during this time. The hotels and gift cards have been paid for through generous donations from Family Promise supporters.
This is not a long-term solution, however, and we do not know how long it will be until congregations can resume hosting. Therefore Family Promise is now renting apartments to shelter the guest families until they can find permanent housing. Four apartments have been rented through generous donations, and it is hoped they can rent eight apartments.
Because of the virus, IHC will not be hosting next month. Would you consider making a donation now to Family Promise in lieu of volunteering next month? To make a donation, click the following link: