At Family Promise, we know that the story doesn’t end once the family graduates from emergency shelter into housing. To meet this need, we operate a follow-on program focused on building a support community among our graduates under the guidance of our Aftercare . The program includes continued counseling and life-skills programs such as finance management. With frequent contact, newly independent families have a resource to help them navigate the bumps in the road to self-sufficiency, as well as celebrate their successes and achievements. Family Promise also sponsors special events and get-togethers so the families are able to draw support from each other, as well as mentor families in the Emergency Shelter program.