BLESSING OF THE HOUSE - July 19, 2018 1:30 PM

Family Promise of Lubbock will celebrate the addition of a new home for homeless families on Thursday, July 19 at 1:30 PM.  The “Blessing of the House” will take place at 1:30 at 2302 13th Street.

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, utility room and living room.  It has been named “The Spirit House.”

Father Rudi Crasta will deliver a blessing as the remodeled facility opens 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 a 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.

Family Promise has served homeless families with children since 1998. Family Promise is more than a shelter, it is a stepping stone for families who wish to leave homelessness and provide a bright future for children. When homeless families have nowhere to turn, Family Promise provides hope for a second chance. Family Promise provides a home, meals and a safe place for kids while parents rebuild their lives to leave homelessness forever.

In the past two years 23 families who completed the Family Promise program are now living independently.  Those families total 87 individuals with 15 of those under the age of one year old.

“The number of homeless families continues to grow,” says 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 mentors to the families.

There will be opportunities to tour and photograph the home. Interviews will be given by volunteers and families in the program.  

For more information about the programs at Family Promise of Lubbock, or to donate, please call (806) 744-5035.

FAMILY PROMISE ANNUAL GALA

To Purchase Gala Tickets Online for $50 Each

Unmasking Homelessness. The Hidden Truth

Family Promise of Lubbock proudly invites you to attend the upcoming Family Promise Annual Gala to be held on Thursday, November 10, 2016 at 6:00pm at MCM Eleganté Hotel & Suites.

Guest Master of Ceremonies for the evening will be the Honorable Mayor of Lubbock, Dan Pope.

Entertainment will be provided by cast members of "Phantom of the Opera"

Sponsorship Opportunities are available. Please contact family promise At 806-744-5035. purchase tickets online at

          www.familypromiselubbock.org

All proceeds benefit Family Promise of Lubbock's mission to provide homeless families with children the tools necessary to escape homelessness.

 

BID TO END HOMELESSNESS ~ Be sure to come prepared to bid on fantastic auction items!  See for yourself!

 2016 New Honda CRF 50F Kids Dirt Bike donated by Family Power Sports. Retail Value $1800 + Tax!

2016 New Honda CRF 50F Kids Dirt Bike donated by Family Power Sports. Retail Value $1800 + Tax!

 

All proceeds to benefit the homeless families served by Family Promise of Lubbock.

 

Statewide Employee Charitable Contribution Kickoff

 Pictured from left to right -                                       Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, TTU President               Doug Morris, FPL Executive Director

Pictured from left to right -                                       Dr. Lawrence Schovanec, TTU President               Doug Morris, FPL Executive Director

On Tuesday, September 6th, Family Promise Executive Director, Doug Morris and Volunteer Coordinator, Elpidia Paniagua attended the Statewide Employee Charitable Contribution Kickoff at Texas Tech University.  The SECC Annual Giving Campaign afforded Texas Tech employees the opportunity to visit with nonprofit agencies, participate in on-site service projects and make a pledge to their charity of choice!

In the past, Family Promise has received funds from the SECC Campaign.  It is only with the continued help of caring individuals from the community and organizations such as TTU and SECC that we are able to provide temporary shelter and supportive services to homeless families experiencing one of the most difficult times of their lives.  In 2015, 63 individuals transitioned from homelessness to permanent housing

A huge thanks to TTU President, Dr. Lawrence Schovanec for his inspiring remarks and for taking time from his busy schedule to meet Doug and Elpidia and even pose for a picture!

Chick-Fil-A Back To School Supply Drive: Benefitting Homeless Children at Family Promise

Great News!  Chick-Fil-A is hosting a Back-to-School Supply Drive to benefit the school age children at Family Promise of Lubbock between now and August 16th.

You can help by donating a new and unwrapped school supply item and place it in the yellow school bus located in their main lobby. Guests who donate a new backpack will be entered to win FREE Chick-fil-A for a year (52 combo #1 cards).

Locations: Chick-Fil-A on 69th & Slide and 82nd & Milwaukee in Lubbock, Texas. Please support their fundraising efforts by copying and sharing this flyer with friends and family and by dropping off your donation at any of the participating locations.

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We love our Sponsors!  Thank you Chick-Fil-A for your support of Family Promise and the many families we serve!  The school supply drive will ensure that our children start off the school year successfully!  Thanks for making a difference in the lives of these children who are experiencing a very difficult time in their lives - homelessness.