The problem of poverty is complex. It won't yield to a simple solution or a quick fix. It requires an integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty.

 
 

Family Promise of Lubbock ~ A community response to the problem of family homelessness.

 
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 Please stop by our Open House on Friday, December 14, between 4-6.

Please stop by our Open House on Friday, December 14, between 4-6.

Keeping the Promise Gala, November 8, 2018

The gala was a great success with well over 300 in attendance. The Dance Gallery provided entertainment and our Guest Speaker, Karen Olson, told of how she first began Family Promise in her home of New Jersey and how it has continued to grow to this very day. Kase Wilbanks did a great job as our MC for the evening and the attendees seemed quite happy to hear their verbal feedback. Thanks to everyone for coming out to support this wonderful mission. Some photos from the event are below:

SAVE THE DATE: November 8, 2018, we will have our 2018 Gala at the Overton Hotel in Lubbock, TX.  We hope to see you there.
 

Blessing of the Spirit House

On July 19, 2018 at 1:30 PM Family Promise of Lubbock celebrated the addition of a new home for homeless families.

Pregnant and homeless women have few options when living on the streets. The new space at Family Promise is designed to house these homeless expectant mothers. They will continue to stay after the birth of their babies; therefore, each bedroom is fully furnished and contains a baby bed. 

Holy Spirit Catholic Church, recognizing the need to assist expectant mothers living on the streets provided the funding to renovate a space that had previously been used as storage. The remodeled space now has two bedrooms, a full bathroom, a utility room and a living room.  

Father Rudi Crasta delivered a blessing s the remodeled facility opened its doors to the homeless in Lubbock. 

The Family Promise Pregnancy Care Program provides expectant mothers with safe housing, food and classes designed to help these mothers during their pregnancy. After the mother gives birth, Family Promise continues to provide safe housing, food, baby supplies such as diapers, wipes and clothing. Classes are continued to help mother and baby begin life together with a strong foundation. Mother and baby remain in the program until the mother can find employment, financial stability, and a new place to call home.

"The number of homeless families continues to grow," said Doug Morris, Executive Director of Family Promise. "Here, families can stay together, they aren't separated as happens in many shelters, so they can work together to overcome their problems and build their future together."

There is never a charge to families while they live at Family Promise. A network of 26 churches of all denominations throughout Lubbock provide meals each day as well as mentors for families.

The event was well received in the community and many news outlets ran stories about the Blessing of The Spirit House. Here are some more video clips as well as some photos from the event.

Everything Lubbockhttps://www.everythinglubbock.com/news/klbk-news/new-home-for-pregnant-homeless-women/1312009213

The Avalanche Journal of Lubbock ran an article -  http://www.lubbockonline.com/news/20180723/family-promise-opens-facility-for-homeless-pregnant-and-new-moms 

 

Here are some pictures Taken at the Blessing of The Spirit House

Here are some pictures from inside The Spirit House where our guests will reside.


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Creates "Homeless Court" To Help Those Struggling With Misdemeanor Offenses And Warrants

Champions for Children

Family Promise was awarded the 11th Annual Early Learning Center Champions for Children Award for the positive and lasting impact made of the lives of young children.

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