BECOME A PARTNER
WHAT IS A STATIC SHELTER?
Family Promise’s shelter program was best known for being a rotational model that provides temporary housing in partner host sites, usually congregations. However, there is another Family Promise model that can be successful, the static site. In this model, the host site volunteers come to a designated, stationary site to serve families experiencing homelessness. We are hoping to implement this model starting in April, 2023.
WHY IS SHELTER NECESSARY?
In 2022 we received over 800 requests for shelter. The needs of families are growing. Homelessness is a destructive and chaotic force. Having a home gives children and families an anchor that allows them to thrive. Without a home, we know that children are more likely to drop out of school, have higher rates of mental health issues, less access to health care and more likely to become chronically homeless as an adult. 69% of families who exit our shelter find permanent and independent housing. This program will allow us to impact the lives of more families and children.
WHEN AND WHERE?
This model will be implemented beginning April 2023
It will take place at the Waukesha Overflow Shelter located at 1210 Sentry Dr, Waukesha WI 53186
6 STEPS TO BECOME A PARTNER
Participate in an info session
Invite FP to speak to your group
Make a commitment
Reach out to your group members
Create a list of volunteers excited to support our families
Plan to schedule 2-5 volunteers from 5-8 pm for one recurring day each month
Select a contact person to communicate with FP
Two online training courses - completed at your own pace
One in person session
Anyone with direct contact must be trained
Serve & Impact lives
Be compassionate, listen and engage with our families!
These resources should answer any questions you may have such as who can volunteer, how you will know how many families we have and so much more! If your questions are not answered please email email@example.com or fill out the form below!
Static Shelter Info Presentation-20230127_135350-Meeting Recording
INTERESTED IN LEARNING MORE?
Fill out the form below or attend one of our upcoming info sessions, either online or in person- registration required!
Info meeting - Tuesday, February 14th, 12:00 pm at Family Promise Day Center - Register here
Info meeting - Thursday, February 16th, 12:00 pm at Family Promise Day Center - Register here
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