Family Promise is an interfaith non-profit organization committed to meeting the growing need to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support to families without homes. Founded in 1986 in New Jersey, Family Promise affiliates now exist in 41 states across the country, with more than 160,000 volunteers contributing their talent and energy. Since its founding, Family Promise has served over 500,000 people (mostly children); nearly 80% of Family Promise clients are successful in securing permanent housing after participating in the program. Family Promise North Shore Boston is the fourth affiliate in Massachusetts, serving families in our area.
The heart of each affiliate is the Interfaith Hospitality Network, religious congregations who furnish sleeping quarters and meals for families participating in the program. On June 1, 2014, at the annual congregational meeting, UUCM voted to join this Interfaith Hospitality Network.
This commitment will require participation from all members of UUCM, as well as supporting congregations. We welcome you to join us!! When hosting the FPNSB families, there are a variety of tasks that will need to be done. Every job, big or small, is important – the success of this effort depends on us all!! Volunteers who have contact with FPNSB families are required to attend a short training class, and submit a CORI form (background check). The next training session is scheduled for October 15th, at 7:00 pm, at UUCM, 28 Mugford Street, Marblehead.
Russell Queen, Director of Family Promise North Shore Boston, will present a volunteer training at UUCM on October 15 at 7:00 pm.