Family Promise of New Rock (FPNR) is a network of congregations, volunteers and organizations in the Rockdale and Newton communities working together to help families with children experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence.
Family Promise brings community resources together to help families regain sustainable housing, independence, and dignity. This collaborative partnership of congregations of all faiths, civic and social services organizations, and corporate partners offers an opportunity for a volunteer-driven, 501(c)3 non-profit organization to reduce homelessness and transform lives in a very cost-effective manner.
By mobilizing community resources–houses of worship for lodging, congregations for volunteers, social service agencies for assessment and referrals, and existing facilities for day programs–FPNR provides support services that work for families right here in our own community.
A superior long-term outcome is achieved by offering a leg-up vs. a hand-out, helping homeless families regain sustainable independence, all at a third of the cost of traditional shelters.
The Family Promise model is proven successful, with over 25 years of operation. Nationally, networks are currently operating in 41 states and in DC, in large cities, suburbs, and rural counties. 183 affiliates are in operation, and dozens more are in development. In 2013, Family Promise affiliates served nearly 50,000 children and adults and involved more than 150,000 volunteers in 5,500 congregations.
Family Promise focuses on the family…
In the FPNR program, families stay together. This offers security for children by maintaining some sense of normalcy. Houses of worship offer facilities for overnight lodging and meals, while volunteers provide fellowship and support to our Guest families at the Day Center. All participants in the program are required to have at least one child under the age of 18 years in the family unit