Family Promise of Hall County is dedicated to changing the lives of families who face homelessness and to breaking the cycle of generational poverty. As part of the fabric of Hall County, Family Promise assists families experiencing homelessness in attaining independence through a continuum of integrated services, taking them from crisis to stability. Our mission is to equip our community to end the cycle of family homelessness. Using existing community resources, Family Promise delivers life-saving services at 1/3 the cost of traditional shelters through the Empowerment, 90-day short-term housing program, Next Step Affordable Housing Program, L.I.F.E, Local Initiative for Family Empowerment, workshops program, the Little Steps Community Daycare free childcare program, and the Diaper Bank community outreach program.
Family Promise of Hall County moved to a centralized campus in December 2019 that currently incorporates the Day Center and L.I.F.E Program and the daycare moved in May 2020. The Family Promise Day Center houses management, staff, empowerment program, and classroom areas, as well as donated supplies. The Homestead Campus will eventually allow for affordable housing to those we serve for a short 90-day stay and by January 2021 the campus will include 12-14 apartments for short-term use, and eventually longer-term housing on site.
We continue to transition to a more community-based model effectively serving at-risk families, and new programming continues to be added to service offerings. a primary benefit of a centralized campus is the ability to serve additional families with one or more parents who work evening or nighttime hours. It will also allow for more efficient use of staff and operational resources, meaningful ministry through mentoring and fellowship, and economies of scale in serving homeless families with children as they progress through the Family Promise program to sustainable independence.