JAC Family Promise for June 2016

Family Promise of Bergen County is comprised of 21 Host Congregations who offer clean, safe overnight lodging to homeless families three non-consecutive weeks per year on a rotating basis. Each evening, 3 to 4 families (no more than 14 people) are transported to the Host Congregation where volunteers are waiting with a nutritious dinner. After clean-up, additional volunteers help with homework, play with children, interact with families and act as overnight hosts.

During the day, families return to a centrally located Day Center from which employed adults leave for work and children go to school or daycare. Families meet with their Case Manager on a regular basis to formulate and carry out a program to move them to a place of self-sufficiency. Telephones, computers and a private room are available to aid with job and housing searches. Showers and laundry facilities are also available at the Day Center.

The host church we partner with is First Presbyterian Church right here in Englewood, BUT, as a result of the devastating fire that destroyed parts of the church, we will be hosting the families this year at Leonia United Methodist Church. We are looking for a few volunteers who would be able to help serve and eat dinner with the families and play with the children on Friday (6/24), and two volunteers who will be able to stay overnight with the families.



JAC has had the pleasure of volunteering with Family Promise for four years now. Our work with Family Promise was a truly eye-opening, as well as humbling, experience for all of us, and I hope that you would prayerfully consider partnering with us in this effort this holiday season.

Feel free to bring your children to the dinner and evening portions of the event!

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