On Sunday, August 12, 2018, Family Promise held their back to school celebration for the children of Family Promise. A big Thank You to our sponsors for assisting our families with much needed school supplies and haircuts: Vogue Academy of Cosmetology, Chick-fil-A restaurants, and the Lubbock County Sheriff's Office. The kids and their families celebrated with ice cream sundaes, and chicken nuggets, while obtaining backpacks and school supplies. Vogue Cosmetology provided haircuts to those who desired during the event as well. Thanks to their generosities the children of Family Promise will go to school prepared with what they need to succeed this year in style. Below are some pictures from the event.
Family Promise of Lubbock will celebrate the addition of a new home for homeless families on Thursday, July 19. 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.
Thrive Skills pediatric has partnered with Family Promise to sponsor the 2018 Easter Celebration at Hope House. Former and current families and their children will attend this celebration on Saturday, March 31st between 12pm and 3pm.
In addition to a cookout, arts and crafts, face painting and so many other activities, kids will also enjoy an Easter Egg hunt. Easter baskets will be provided by Anthony Aragon and his family. A huge thanks for this wonderful gift to the kids in the program.
Prepare To Be Dazzled
On Friday, January 19, 2018, dancers from the Dance Gallery will take the stage for the 1st Annual Family Promise Winter Showcase! This event will be held at the Scottish Rites Event Center from 6pm to 8pm.
We invite you to come and enjoy the art of dance and experience a dazzling performance by talented Dance Gallery dancers!
Ticket information will be made available prior to the event date.
The 2017 Family Promise Gala is fast approaching and we hope you will join us for a very entertaining and inspiring evening. Many of our attendees enjoy sitting together with friends and co-workers and often take advantage of the opportunity to reserve a table and be named as a table sponsor.
Our theme this year is "RISE UP! Homeless to Home." Entertainment will be Lubbock's own Karleigh Porterfield and the Dance Gallery's Messenger Outreach Company. Along with dazzling entertainment, we will be blessed by testimonies of current and past families who have been served by Family Promise. Expect to be moved by these families as they tell of their journey from being homeless to becoming self-supporting. We are also honored to have longtime Lubbock native as our guest speaker for the evening.
The Family Promise Annual Gala is the most impactful fundraiser of the year. Your generous support of this event makes an immediate and direct impact on homeless families in Lubbock enabling them to achieve a better life for their children. Family Promise continues to provide a hand-up to homeless families with children under the ages of 18. In 2016, 17 homeless families began a new life. The lives of 23 adults and 43 children, including 20 under the age of five, have been transformed as they are no longer homeless because of the work of Family Promise and the many caring and generous supporters.
We are excited to have partnered with Giving Tuesday Lubbock, a 24 hour fundraising event that brings together the community for one common purpose: To celebrate generosity and to give.
Now through November 28th, you can help your favorite Lubbock Nonprofit, FAMILY PROMISE, by donating to our cause of ending homelessness. Your help will enable us to provide supportive services such as transportation, meals, daycare and permanent housing. You can help provide hope to children and their parents by simply supporting our fundraising efforts.
Our goal? $7,000
Let's change the lives of our families together! Simply copy and paste the following link onto your browser:
For more information go to: http://givingtuesdaylbk.org
Summer is almost over and the children at Family Promise are excited to go back to school. The anticipation of buying new clothes, school supplies, meeting their new teachers and hanging out with old friends is something they've been looking forward to all Summer. Parents are excited too, however the expense of back-to-school places a financial burden on their family budget as they struggle to get back on their feet.
To help the children in the program with the basic back to school necessities, Chick-Fil-A has partnered with Family Promise for the 3rd Annual B2S Supply Drive!
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
Drop off your backpack or school supply donation at any of the six CFA locations in Lubbock
Raise Awareness. Copy and share the CFA Flyer on social media with your friends and family.
- Let everyone you know that they too can help the children in the program by dropping off their donation
Next time you dine at your favorite Chick-Fil-A location, be sure to say, "THANK YOU" for their support of Family Promise and the families we serve.
On Saturday, April 15th, Volunteer Julie Ramos and her church group from Experience Life gathered once again to host the 2nd Annual Easter Celebration for the families at Family Promise.
Adults as well as children enjoyed a cookout, Easter Egg Hunt, face painting and showing off their creativity as they colored and decorated Easter Eggs. The afternoon was full of excitement as the children worked on art projects and other fun arts and crafts activities.
A huge thanks to Julie for spearheading this annual celebration and to each participating member of E-Life. They bring the promise of hope, love and joy to families which is so crucial to regaining and maintaining their confidence, self-esteem and human dignity.
Also, a huge thanks to Jenni Castillo, Fibi Hernandez, Michelle Lewark and Cassie DiFiori Daniels and the Guthrie 8th graders who will provide Easter Baskets, candies, plastic eggs, colorful easter eggs and lots of fun items.
You too can help! To make a donation or to volunteer call our office at 744-5035.
A Heart For The Homeless
Be our guest at this free luncheon and hear the inspiring stories of families that were once homeless and are now living self-sufficient lives!
When: Thursday, April 6th
Time: 11:45am - 1:00pm
Where: Monterey Church of Christ
Please RSVP by March 30th to email@example.com or call 806-744-5035.
Come learn more about our mission and how you can start making a difference in the lives of families with children who are experiencing homelessness.
Family Promise of Lubbock has teamed up with Lambda Delta Psi of Texas Tech! On March 7th through March 11th in the Free Speech Area on Tech's campus, Lambda Delta Psi will be talking with students and taking donations on behalf of Family Promise. Then on Thursday March 10th at 7:00 PM, our Volunteer Coordinator will be speaking at the Mass Communications Building at Tech. Come join us! There will be free food and drinks!
The Texas Tech University ARMY ROTC will be conducting their First Annual Supply Drive for Family Promise of Lubbock on Sunday, March 6th. All products collected will benefit the homeless families served by Family Promise of Lubbock. Over 30 volunteers will be seeking donations such as gift cards, cleaning products, laundry supplies, canned foods, paper goods, etc.
Walmart Supercenter 4215 S Loop 289 Hours 6:00-8:00 PM
Walmart Supercenter 6315 82nd St Hours 6:00-8:00 PM
Walmart Supercenter 702 W Loop 289 Hours 4:00-6:00 PM
United Supermarkets 401 Slide RD Hours 4:00-6:00 PM
Please join our fight against homelessness and help support the fundraising efforts of this amazing group by making a donation.
For news coverage of this event be sure to watch Channel 34!.
A group called the Lubbock Locals from the Texas Tech Business School will host a Block Party to benefit Family Promise of Lubbock and the families served. The Block Party will be held on Saturday, March 5th from 12:00 PM to 2:00 PM. The event will feature a BBQ Cookout, music, games and fun in the sun! Donations of gift cards, diapers, boxed and canned foods are being accepted and can be dropped off at 1511 Ave M.
A few of Lubbock's Law Enforcement Officers will be at Family Promise tomorrow promoting the Spirit of Giving through their acts of kindness. Sheriff Deputies will arrive and distribute coats, hoodies,clothing and other basic essentials for the families! Our children will have the opportunity to explore the vehicles and even sound the sirens! What fun! Aside from providing warm clothing they will also provide an all time favorite food for the families in our program - pizza.
We're so grateful for this amazing opportunity to partner with such caring, and dedicated individuals of the Lubbock Sheriff's Department. http://www.lubbocksheriff.com/
On November 5, 2015 at 5:30 P.M., Family Promise of Lubbock will be holding an Evening of Hope at the Elegante Hotel on Avenue Q. With Marsha Sharp as a guest speaker and David Thetford as the Master of Ceremonies, this Gala will be a great way to help out the local community and have a great time doing it.
Family Promise of Lubbock is proud to be part of a nationwide effort to help children and families who are homeless regain their sustainable independence. The week of Sunday, October 18 through Sunday, October 25, has been designated Family Promise Week.
Family Promise Week will be celebrated nationwide and in the 192 communities where there is a Family Promise Affiliate. Since 1988, Family Promise has helped more than 600,000 people—men, women and children—with housing, case management and other services.
Started as a local effort to address the crisis of family homelessness, Family Promise works on the principle that the elements to help children and their families—who make up 40% of all people who are homeless—are already in the community. The program brings together houses of worship to provide temporary homes, facilities to provide space during the day for case management, and most importantly, thousands of volunteers who, by sharing a few hours of their time, enable families to turn their lives around.
Family Promise has partnered with Popeyes Louisiana Kitchen for a Back-To-School Supply Drive to benefit the children in the program. You can help by purchasing new school supplies and placing them in the drop box at Popeyes located at 5102 Slide Road; Lubbock, TX. The supply drive will begin on Friday, August 7th and ends on Saturday, August 15th. Your gift will help students start the school year off right and ease some of the burdens of homelessness. Together we make a difference!
A fundraiser @ McAlister's Deli will be held on Tuesday, June 2nd and YOU"RE INVITED!. Come support your local Family Promise Affiliate and help fight homelessness.
Location: McAlister's Deli; 2415 19th St.; Lubbock, TX
Time: 5:00pm - 10:00pm. Be sure to mention Family Promise when you place your order!
Thursday, November 13, 2014, beginning at 6:30pm at Monterey Church of Christ, 6111 82nd Street. Tickets are $50/person; this is the only major annual fundraiser for Family Promise, and its success helps to ensure that our services continue to build family unity and stability. Call 806-744-5035 for ticket information.