In 1986, a group in New Jersey recognized the unique issue of family homelessness and began Family Promise. Now, there are 192 affiliates in 41 states that utilize over 160,000 volunteers and serve 55,000 people annually.
On Thanksgiving Day in 2010, Lindsey McCamy and her family were in Dalton, Georgia for the holidays. Her parents were serving dinner to homeless families that were sleeping in their church as part of the Family Promise program. Lindsey returned to Gainesville and developed a passionate vision to see a Family Promise affiliate open here. Others caught the vision, believing that a community working together could end the cycle of family homelessness.
In 2012, Family Promise of Hall County opened its doors.