Shelter

A community-based response and warm hospitality are the cornerstones of our shelter model.

We provide non-emergency shelter for families with children under 18 and for single women. If you meet one of these requirements, please inquire by emailing us here or calling us at (262)968-2321.

Through the Rotational Model, families stay together in a safe, homelike environment. Our caring volunteers and staff will help you achieve permanent housing and sustainable independence. We also work with the school system to ensure that your child does not miss school.

In the evenings, you and your family stay together in an overnight shelter provided by local host and support congregations.  The church that hosts families changes on a weekly basis.

During the day, the Family Promise Resource Center in Waukesha, Wisconsin, will be your home base. Our staff will connect you with existing community services to find training, jobs and affordable housing.

Meeting regularly with staff, you will work to follow your individual plan toward self-sufficiency. Families generally work through the program in 45-60 days.

SHELTER INQUIRY

If you have children under the age of 18 and need shelter for you and your family, please inquire by emailing us here or calling us at (262)968-2321.

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INTERESTED IN BECOMING A HOST SITE FOR OUR ROTATIONAL SHELTER MODEL?

In every community, these core elements exist. By bringing the community together on the issue of family homelessness, Family Promise addresses a major social problem in a holistic, effective way. Once the community becomes engaged, people understand the root causes of family homelessness and take steps to address them. Family Promise Affiliates have created more than 1,700 community initiatives—housing programs, homelessness prevention, childcare and much more—that target the issues of poverty and homelessness on a local level.

A LONG-TERM SOLUTION

Not only does our 88% success rate mean many more families stably housed, it is also a tremendous cost saving to the community as diversion from far more expensive interventions. Our approach of keeping families together, identifying their strengths, and partnering with the community for solutions means that families are at much lower risk of returning to homelessness.

THE BOTTOM LINE

Family Promise changes lives. FP National served 126,000 parents and children last year, giving them the ability to realize their true potential. We also change the lives of our 200,000 volunteers, giving them a meaningful outreach right in their own communities.