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 firstname.lastname@example.org 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!