Who We Are
Our mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Family Promise National
Family Promise is a 501(c)3 nonprofit organization with over 200 affiliates nationwide, including Family Promise of Waukesha County. Family Promise National was founded in New Jersey in 1986 by Karen Olson. Olson stopped one day to give a sandwich to a woman named Millie, who was experiencing homelessness. Olson took the time to speak to Millie and really listen to her story. After this interaction, Olson made a commitment to serve the homeless who felt diminished and ostracized by society.
Family Promise of Waukesha County
Family Promise of Waukesha County opened our doors in 2014. Since then, we have served over 100 families. We provide food, shelter, transportation, case management and a day center seven days a week – 365 days a year.
We are here to help those experiencing homelessness to regain and retain their independence. With extensive case management, we guide families through their difficult times and provide the support needed for them to get back on their feet. We believe in continued case management to make sure our guests have the resources and tools needed to retain their independence after graduating our program.
Our Prevention Program helps families avoid homelessness. Based on data from the Dept. of Housing and Urban Development, it costs $11-15k to rehouse a family in the United States while it costs only $1,100 to keep a family in their current housing. Preventing homelessness also helps families avoid the trauma, stress, and long-term impact that comes from being uprooted from the family's home.