No Child Should be Homeless

WHAT WE DO

Prevention and Rehousing helps families avoid the trauma of homelessness by keeping them housed through providing small amounts of rental assistance. We can assist a family on the verge of homelessness with rental assistance or help with first month’s rent or deposit on a new lease. Assistance is one time. Follow up case management is also offered to support families as they maintain housing.

HOW DOES IT WORK?

Host Congregations About four to six times a year – for one week at a time Host congregations provide overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality. Hosting rotates among the eight to thirteen Host congregations in Family Promise of Roane County, which provide lodging for three to five families (up to…

GIVING OPPORTUNITIES!

Please help us provide compassion, care and hope for our homeless families in Roane County. You, your family, your community and your congregation or community organization can help Family Promise in three ways: Money Please consider making a financial contribution to Family Promise of Roane County. All donations are tax deductible. Family Promise of Roane…

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August 2024 Newsletter

It's time to be thrifty, literally! Come and visit our new Thrift Store. Read more in our August 2024 Newsletter

July 2024 Newsletter

A New Roof for Our Day Center With all of the new things going on in the day center, it’s nice to report that we are also getting an improvement outside of the day center. Our roof is in the process of being replaced. We are excited about this, because it protects the...

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Family Promise is a full-service homeless prevention, shelter, and diversion program in Roane County.

Be sure to stop by the Rockwood Marina’s The Cove Cantina on July 14th to support Family Promise of Roane County with a brunch purchase. French Toast! Breakfast Burrito! Breakfast Flatbread! Churro Donuts! Muffins! Coffee! Hot Cocoa! They’re serving from 9:00am-Noon. ... See MoreSee Less
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It’s hard to believe that it’s now time for our annual yard sale. We will be at the Kingston Church of Christ Family Center July 22nd-25th to collect donations from 9am-5pm and will accept evening drop offs on July 23rd from 5pm-9pm. ... See MoreSee Less
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The new roof is going on our day center. It’s expected to be finished tomorrow. ... See MoreSee Less
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Thank you, Melinda, Jamestown Assisted Living, and The Barbecue Doctor for your donation today from the smoked butts fundraiser! We appreciate your support! ... See MoreSee Less
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Enjoying the UT Extension Family Fun Day with Roane County Cooperative Ministries! #hotdogs #Chips #donations ... See MoreSee Less
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Family Promise has served several families this past year by providing hotel rooms, food and other basic necessities as well as case management.

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Family Promise of Roane County

About Family Promise

Family Promise was founded on the belief that people want to make a difference. Our commitment is to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence. We mobilize more than 110,000 volunteers in 41 states involving more than 5,000 Houses of Faith or community organizations.

The first Family Promise Interfaith Hospitality Network began in Summit, NJ, in 1986 when founder, Karen Olsen, saw the need to help families. We are one of almost 200 affiliates across the county affiliated with Family Promise, a national non-profit organization committed to helping homeless families achieve lasting independence.

Recognizing that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response, we act by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers, who come from every faith.

Operating for 30 years, we have served more than 250,000 people, most of our clients are children.

Reflections on Family Promise

“Family promise was a life saver for me and my family. It gave the support I needed to get through this stressful time in my life.”
–Parent, age 35

“During our crisis it was peaceful to come to a church and feel protected. Although our home moved weekly, we felt loved and that we would not be abandoned until I was able to secure a permanent job and secure stable housing.”
– Parent, age 29

“Family Promise helped my family in lots of ways. They provided you with food, transportation, and games for the children. Every day the members of the church would come and spend the night so you and your children will have someone to talk to.”

– Child, age 11