Our mission is to assist families experiencing homelessness and low-income families to achieve housing and sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Concerned community leaders, recognizing the need for services focusing on the family, began meeting in 2017. At that time, there were no shelters or organizations serving families with fathers or boys over 12. Acknowledging that in 2017 there were over 400 children registered with our Martin County School System as homeless or living in unstable conditions, Family Promise of Martin County registered with the State of Florida as a not-for-profit corporation on Feb. 13, 2018.
We have grown as a faith-based organization, bringing on six host congregations as hosting sites for overnight stays (and others that act as support congregations) and on Thanksgiving Eve, 2020, welcomed our first family with shelter provided by our interfaith hospitality network congregations.
In 2021, our volunteers donated 7,450 service hours, fed our families 4,125 meals, and offered 2,183 overnight stays at one of our host congregations. We endeavor to keep our families together and safe, and provide structured graduate programs and continued support – from financial coaching to education initiatives.