Who We Are
Our mission is to empower low-income individuals and families experiencing homelessness to achieve sustainable independence by providing wrap-around services.
On Thanksgiving Day in 2010, Lindsey McCamy and her family were in Dalton, Georgia for the holidays. Her parents were serving dinner to families that were sleeping in their church as part of the Family Promise Affiliate there. Lindsey returned to Gainesville, Georgia with a vision: to see a Family Promise Affiliate open right here in Gainesville. Others caught the vision, believing that a community working together could end the cycle of family homelessness. Family Promise of Hall County (FPHC) was founded in 2012, turning that vision into a reality.
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, FPHC assists families experiencing homelessness in attaining independence through a continuum of integrated services, taking them from crisis to stability.
Using existing community resources, FPHC delivers life-saving services at one-third the cost of traditional shelters through the Empowerment Program, Next Step (Transitional Housing) Program, "Local Initiative for Family Empowerment" or L.I.F.E. Program, "Help Us Move In," Little Steps Community Daycare, Family Food Market, Diaper Bank, and Christmas Promise Store.
Family Promise of Hall County moved to The Homestead in December 2019, a centralized campus off McEver Road for all FPHC programs and services. This centralized campus gives FPHC the ability to serve additional families with one or more parents who work evening or nighttime hours. It also allows for more efficient use of staff and operational resources and greater stability for families and their children who are experiencing homelessness as they progress through the Family Promise program to sustainable independence.