How Does It Work?
When needed, nighttime shelter is provided at a static site, where families sleep at the same location during their stay. Evening meals and hospitality are provided by volunteers from support churches in on-week intervals on a quarterly rotation.
- Bethel Presbyterian Church
- Bible Biker Church
- First Christian Church Oak Ridge
- First Christian Church Rockwood
- First Presbyterian Rockwood
- First United Methodist Church Oak Ridge
- Harriman Methodist Church
- Kingston Church of Christ
- Kingston United Methodist Church
- Morrison Hill Christian Church
- New Life Church of God
- New Midway Baptist Church
- Redeemer Lutheran Church
- Saint Andrew’s Episcopal Church
- Speights Chapel A.M.E. Zion Church
- Victory Baptist Church
- Williams Chapel
Volunteers are the heart of Family Promise; without them, it cannot exist. Volunteers provide a variety of services: cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping them with homework, and staying overnight. Beyond providing lodging and meals, volunteers interact with the guests,
treating them with respect and responding with compassion.
Social Services Organizations
Local social service agencies refer families to Family Promise. The agencies may also help guests find housing, jobs, and other services. Since Family Promise is primarily comprised of volunteers, the social service agencies help assess potential guest families for active substance abuse, domestic violence or psychiatric problems.