Changing Lives



Host Congregations About four to six times a year – for one week at a time Host congregations provide overnight lodging, meals (supper, breakfast, and brown-bag lunch), 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…


In a typical Family Promise program over half of the guests are children, most of whom are under the age of 6. From HART COC: PIT count: On January 22nd, 2019 during the HUD point in time count in Roane County 11 people were counted that night as being homeless – 11 were adults and…


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…

Goulish Goodies – Orders Start October 1

Halloween Treats

We may not be able to go trick or treating, but that doesn’t mean you can’t have your tricks and treats.

We are now accepting donations of individually wrapped Halloween candy and 10″ pumpkin pails. you may drop off donations at our day center located at 150 Carpenter st. Rockwood Tn 37854

October 1st we will begin to take orders

  • $5 per pail with 1 lb of ghoulish goodies
  • Orders will be taken online via our website
  • Feel free to sponsor a child
  • Pails will be delivered to you front door October 31st during the day.

Delivery Address

Please provide the delivery address for the order.

Regular candy pail.
This pail is made for children with peanut allergies.
$ 0.00

If you wish to pay by cash, please fill this form entirely, print, then mail to:
Family Promise of Roane County
PO Box 605
Rockwood, TN 37854

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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