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"Share with the Lord’s people who are in need. Practice hospitality." Romans 12:13, NIV
Partner Congregations

Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania partners with a network of congregations who are the heart of our program. Host churches house families five to six times a year, for a week at a time. Support churches are congregations that are committed to our mission but lack the space to actually host guests; they provide volunteers and other support throughout a host church’s week.​

The Family Promise model, a network of congregations coming together to aid families in need, enables us to help homeless families achieve lasting independence at less than a third of the cost of traditional shelters.

Host Partners

All Saints Polish National Catholic Church, Carnegie
Bethany Presbyterian Church, Bridgeville
Bower Hill Community Church, Mt. Lebanon
Canonsburg United Presbyterian Church, Canonsburg
Christian Assembly of God, Bentleyville
Church of the Covenant, Washington
John McMillan Presbyterian Church, Bethel Park
Mt. Lebanon United Methodist Church
Sewickley United Methodist Church
Southminster Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon
St. Anne Roman Catholic Church, Castle Shannon
St. Benedict the Abbot Roman Catholic Church, McMurray
St. John Evangelical Lutheran Church, Carnegie
St. Patrick Roman Catholic Parish, Canonsburg
Thomas Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four
Trinity United Methodist Church, McMurray
Support Partners

Ascension Lutheran Church, McKees Rocks
Attawheed Islamic Center, Carnegie
Avery United Methodist Church, Washington
Bethany Lutheran Church, Bethel Park
Beth El Congregation, South Hills
Bethlehem Lutheran Church, Scenery Hill
Carnegie Presbyterian Church
Carnegie United Methodist Church
Center Presbyterian Church, McMurray
Chartiers Hill United Presbyterian Church, Canonsburg
Christ United Methodist Church, Bethel Park
Cokeburg Presbyterian Church
Eighty Four Lions Club
Emmanuel United Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four
Faith United Presbyterian Church, Washington
First Baptist Church, Crafton
First Presbyterian Church 1793, Washington
First Presbyterian Church, Bentleyville
First Presbyterian Church, Castle Shannon
Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, Scott Township
Hamilton Presbyterian Church, Baldwin
Nellie's Brigade, Washington
Our Redeemer Lutheran Church, McMurray
Pigeon Creek Presbyterian Church, Eighty Four
Ruthfred Lutheran Church, Bethel Park
Sharon Community Presbyterian Church, Moon Township
St. Barbara Catholic Church, Bridgeville
St. David's Episcopal Church, Venetia
St. John the Baptist Orthodox Church, Canonsburg
St. Louise de Marillac Roman Catholic Church, Upper St. Clair
St. Winifred Roman Catholic Church, Mt. Lebanon
Sunset Hills Presbyterian Church, Mt. Lebanon
The Bible Chapel, McMurray
Temple Emanuel, Scott Township
Westminster Presbyterian Church, Upper St. Clair
Unitarian Universalist Church of the South Hills, Mt. Lebanon
Zion Lutheran Church, Bridgeville
Family Promise: The Basics

Our network consists of 10-13 hosting congregations who provide space for up to 4 families, typically 14 individuals, mostly children, to stay for a week at a time.

Volunteers are the heart of the program and range from people cooking meals or moving beds to those sleeping overnight or playing games with children. A host congregation will host 5 or 6 weeks out of the year.

During the day, families are at the Day Center, where the Family Promise staff works intensively with them to find housing and employment and to become self-sufficient.

Volunteers driving the Family Promise van provide transportation to and from the Day Center and the church. 

Social service agencies partner with the network to refer qualified families who are screened before they enter the program and provide additional services to help families who are striving for independence. 

Family Promise is a national movement, with over 180 affiliates across the country. 6,000 churches and more than 135,000 volunteers are doing hands-on ministry work and enabling families who are experiencing homelessness to regain their housing, their independence, and their dignity.
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