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

Family Promise of SWPA is hosting a Kickoff Event to support our participation in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community! Please join us at Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt for delicious frozen yogurt and to learn more about how you can walk with us on May 14th!

Can't join us in the evening? Stop by Piccadilly Artisan Yogurt ANY TIME on Sunday, April 10th and 15% of your purchase will be donated to Family Promise of SWPA! Don't forget to register for the walk by clicking on the logo below, we can't wait to see you there!

                                                                    Lights, Camera, Action! Click on the graphic to the left to meet some of our families and                                                                     volunteers as they share their Family Promise experiences.

                                                                    Our thanks to the media students at Peters Township High School, under the direction                                                                     of Robin Hodgin-Frick, for filming, editing and producing our first-ever video!

                                                                    Then, click on the Peters Township Television Logo to watch The Personal Touch in
                                                                    Peters Township show about Family Promise SWPA.

​                                                                    Thanks to host Toni Sulkowski for helping to
                                                                    tell our story.

                                                                                                                                        The Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania board of directors is pleased to                                                                                                                                                 announce that we will be re-opening our Washington IHN program beginning the                                                                                                                                         week of October 18, 2015.

                                                                                                                                        You'll recall that in November, 2013, we chose to put one of our two IHN programs on                                                                                                                                         hiatus because we did not have enough host churches to support both networks.                                                                                                                                         Since then, our church recruiting committee has been working diligently to bring new                                                                                                                                         partners to the table. We feel confident that, while we do not yet have as many                                                                                                                                         partners as we'd like, we are strong enough to re-open in Washington and that the                                                                                                                                         additional church partners needed in each program will come (we are talking with                                                                                                                                         several churches who are almost to "yes" and quite a few others who have expressed

                                                                                                                                        First off, a huge THANK YOU to our church partners who have continued to host in                                                                                                                                         our Pittsburgh program: All Saints PNC, Bethany, Bower Hill, Chartiers Hill, John McMillan, Mt. Lebanon UMC, St. Anne, St. Ben, St. John, Southminster, and Trinity UMC. Many of you know that we had a banner year last year, serving 30 families with over 80% going to safe, affordable housing. So far this year, we've served 14 families with a success rate of nearly 70%, which is the national average for Family Promise programs.

We are pleased to welcome back the host churches who were on hiatus with us -- Canonsburg UP, Church of the Covenant and Thomas Presbyterian -- we look forward to having you open your doors once again to support families in crisis.

And, welcome to our newest Family Promise host churches -  Christian Assembly & the Bentworth Ministerium in Bentleyville, and St. Patrick in Canonsburg, plus more whose names we cannot yet share.

To all our "support" partners -- and there are too many to list -- you have not only our thanks, but the gratitude of the host churches where your volunteers assist.

Family Promise also extends its most grateful appreciation to Crafton First Baptist Church, who provides the Day Center for our Pittsburgh program, and to Church of the Covenant, who has provided the Day Center for our original IHN program in Washington since we opened our doors 20 years ago!

It's important to note that while we look forward to renewing the Family Promise ministry to serve Washington County residents, this re-opening is for a trial period. In summer of 2016, we will ALL come together again to determine whether the Washington program will continue:

  • Are there enough host church partners?
  • Are there enough guest families?
  • Is Family Promise SWPA able to sustain two IHN programs (we are the only Family Promise program in the country, out of over 190, which operates two separate IHN programs in two different counties)?

If all are on-board to continue, Family Promise will enter into a 5-year lease agreement with Church of the Covenant, and undertake a major fundraising effort to address the deferred maintenance on the Washington building.

Thanks for your continued commitment to, and support of, Family Promise and the families God has entrusted to our care. Please know that your kindness and generosity has impacted and changed for the better the lives of many, many children and their families.
Family Promise Washington is OPEN!
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It's WALK Season!
Now is the time to register to participate  in the Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community presented by Highmark on Saturday, May 14th at Stage AE on the North Shore. 

The Highmark Walk for a Healthy Community is a fundraiser that benefits local nonprofit health and human service agencies, including Family Promise of SWPA! Highmark underwrites the cost of the walk so that 100 percent of the money raised by walkers goes directly to support our goal of $6,500. 

Register now by clicking on the logo above to join the 5K or One-Mile Fun Walk and raise funds to support Family Promise and the homeless children and families we serve. 

For more information, call Laura Vincenti, Executive Director, at 412-921-2916 or 724-229-1129, or click here to email lvincenti@familypromiseswpa.org
Tasty Treats for a Good Cause!
of ALL sales from
April 10th
will be donated to FPSWPA!
Picadilly Artisan Yogurt
695 Washington Road
Mt. Lebanon, PA, 15228
Highmark Walk Kickoff Event
Sunday, April 10th from 6:00 - 7:30 pm
                                                                                                       When families successfully leave our shelter program for housing                                                                                             of their own, our Home Again program sets them up with the                                                                                             furniture and household goods they need to make a successful                                                                                             new start!

                                                                                            We are desperately seeking mattresses and box springs of all                                                                                             sizes, but twin beds for kids are most important!

                                                                                            We will come to you and pick it up!

Please contact Laura Vincenti at lvincenti@familypromiseswpa.org, 412-576-9795 or 724-229-1129.
Family Promise Needs Mattresses and Boxsprings!