Family Promise of Lubbock is the only organization on the South Plains that focuses on helping homeless families with children attain self-sufficiency and secure housing. Since 1998, Family Promise has offered a hand up to families who want to leave the cycle of homelessness and dependency behind, assisting over 600 individuals.  While families are guests of Family Promise, the adults are required to secure a job, save 90% of their income to pay past debts and future deposits, and to participate in life skill education opportunities such as parenting courses and budgeting classes.