Family Promise – Greater Phoenix is one of 159 Family Promise programs throughout the country temporarily meeting the needs of homeless families. Family Promise has affiliates in 38 states and the District of Columbia. Altogether there are more than 5,000 congregations and more than 120,000 volunteers who have assisted 140,000 guests since 1988. The parent organization’s website is found at FamilyPromise.org.
In keeping with the guidelines from the parent organization, the Greater Phoenix program provides meals, a homelike setting, emotional support and a full range of social, economic, and educational services.
Terrific Event with close to 600 attendees at Scottsdale Stadium bringing awareness to the growing numbers of homeless families in our city. We are at 89% of our goal of $50,000 to help homeless families in Maricopa County! We are still accepting donations. Click here to help us meet our goal!
Family Promise- Greater Phoenix was on The Today Show Tuesday, July 30th featuring our new pet program and partnership with Petsmart. Currently we are the only homeless shelter in The Valley that accepts families and their pets. This program has been so well received that Petsmart is now offering this nationally to all 182 Family Promise affiliates! Thank you everyone who made this terrific feature sharing our mission and what we do possible! Here is the link: http://www.today.com/video/today/52620557#52620557
Family Promise announces its Beds for Congregations Campaign!
Help us purchase and maintain a complete set of beds for each of our hosting congregations! We are asking our congregation members and Family Promise supporters to make their Charitable Tax Credit donation this year in honor of the host congregation of their choice via the link published below. Direct donations are always welcome as well!
Victory Lutheran has met their fundraising goal. Many others are nearing theirs!
If you pay state taxes in Arizona, and itemize your deductions, you can designate up to $400 of your tax payment to be made directly to Family Promise! This can be deducted from your Federal taxes as well. Bonus! It helps everyone, and you are controlling where a portion of your tax dollars are spent! Every dollar donated makes a difference in the lives of homeless children and families in Maricopa County. Thank you!!
Family Promise started a relationship with PetSmart back in August of 2012. They have been very generous and amazing to work with. Family Promise for Pets started with the help of PetSmart. This video was just recently produced and will be shown nationwide to their employees. It shows the charities that PetSmart Inc. supports year-round…and you can see Family Promise featured in it! Enjoy!
The unprecedented surge of homeless families across the country caught national attention this week. Rock Center with Brian Williams covered this story on November 29th where reporter Anne Curry traveled to Tennessee to visit a Family Promise affiliate and meet a very special family living in their shelter. With so many families in need, spreading the word is vital to putting an end to family homelessness. Check out the segment below and share it with your friends, lets keep up the hard work and give every family a safe place to sleep!
Thanks to a great partnership with Arizona State University, Family Promise has three amazing new interns. Two of them are working with Nicole Delgado in the Social Work Department and one is working directly in development with Lish Hammer. Welcome to the team Theresa Falkner, Elisabeth Connell, and Kathy Moeser!
If you are interested in interning next semester or anytime in the future please email Nicole Delgado for Social Work opportunities or Lish Hammer for development/office opportunities.
Lish Hammer: firstname.lastname@example.org
Nicole Delgado: email@example.com
August 13, 2012 was a very exciting day here at Family Promise. We literally broke ground on a new program and new initiative to save families with pets, thanks to the generosity of PetSmart Inc. The Mayor of Scottsdale, Jim Lane, and Congressman David Schweikert with his dog, Charlie, were all in attendance. They both truly spoke to the core of this project, to serve a population that is not yet helped in this community.
Family Promise can not thank PetSmart Inc. enough for their time and energy that is being put into this program. You can see quick video of the highlights of the ceremony here. If you ask, how can I help? You can donate your Working Poor Tax Credit here and get a tax credit back dollar for dollar. One $400 Working Poor Tax Credit can provide 10 days of shelter for a family including that family’s pet(s)!
Last Friday, Family Promise welcomed a new family into the program…only one problem, they had a dog. The dog is not just a dog, but a family member to them and they couldn’t find a place for her to go while in our program. They needed help fast, because if there wasn’t a solution found, George, father of the family, would have to sleep in the car with their dog, Cowgirl. The staff could visibly see how attached the family was to this dog who has been with them through thick and thin.
Trends Charitable fund is an amazing organization. Family Promise was lucky enough to be chosen as one of their grant recipients. Click here to read the full article on Family Promise and why families are always in fashion.