CHILDREN... the new face of homelessness in America.
Over 40% of the homeless population is made up of families.
1 out of every 4 homeless people is a child.
In response to this crisis, Family Promise brings the faith community together in a local partnership to help families experiencing homelessness. Through FPSWPA, families receive the assistance and compassionate care they need to restore their housing, independence and dignity.
Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania has been caring for homeless children and their families for over 20 years. Families are served 24 hours a day, 365 days of the year. Families receive evening meals and overnight accommodations from local churches and spend daytime hours in one of our Day Centers. Our Day Centers in Pittsburgh and Washington serve as the base of operations for families as they work to secure housing, employment and other services to support their independence.
Since our inception, FPSWPA has assisted over 400 families - over 1,300 individuals, including 800 children.
In addition to food and shelter,
families work with Family Promise
staff to develop their individual
housing and service plans including
goals, a plan for action, and a
timeline. Staff members monitor
and support progress toward these
goals and help families overcome
obstacles that prevent them from
Our partnership with local faith
congregations offers the
opportunity for volunteers of all
faiths to combat homelessness and
transform lives by doing hands-on
ministry work in their own church
facilities. There are over 180 Family Promise affiliates across the country, with more than 135,000 volunteers in 6,000 congregations giving their hands and hearts to support homeless families.
With Family Promise’s help, most families are able to overcome homelessness relatively quickly. With rent assistance, housing placement services, job assistance, and other services, many families are able to return to independence and stability.
Learn more about Family Promise's national organization by clicking here.
No child should be without a roof over their head,
and every family should be able to move toward a better life.