- About Us -

"Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response. "

We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of thousands of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. We educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

We accomplish our work through independent Affiliates in 41 states (and counting). We work community-by-community, guided by experts . . . the people who live there and know it best. At the heart of each Affiliate is an Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). The IHN marshals existing local resources to provide for homeless families as they work to get back on their feet. These resources include available congregational spaces, donated goods, and – most importantly – volunteers.

Today, we mobilize more than 160,000 volunteers from coast to coast in our commitment to building communities, strengthening lives.  Our Affiliates are nonsectarian. They welcome all clients. Their volunteers come from diverse backgrounds and represent nearly every faith in the United States.  Since our founding more than twenty years ago, we have served about 500,000 people, including tens of thousands of homeless families who found temporary homes at our Affiliates.  Most of our clients are children.

Our proven approach has helped nearly 80 percent of clients secure housing.

"Our Vision: a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together."

Working with a growing group of enthusiastic volunteers who are motivated to help homeless children and their families, we are in the process of building an extraordinary organization to serve this population in St. Petersburg.

We are excited to report that with our new Day Center, the help of 14 Host Congregations, over 10 Support Congregations, and several other strategic partnerships that provide necessary support we are able to transform lives, one family at a time!

Now in operation, Family Promise is providing temporary housing to Families with children who have lost their homes. We are a non-profit, non-religious charity, however, we primarily work with faith-based institutions to accomplish our goals.

Our promise is to help families without homes regain their independence.

Family Promise of Pinellas County is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization founded in 1986. There are 207 operating affiliates in 41 states involving 5,500 congregations and over 160,000 volunteers.

"What We Do"

Family Promise will provide temporary housing to Families with children who have lost their homes. We are a non-profit, non-religious charity; however, we primarily work with faith-based institutions to accomplish our goals.

Our promise is to help families without homes regain their independence. Our goal is to help provide the families with a secure, safe, temporary environment while the parents work with case managers, counselors, and service agencies to return the family to a stable home and a healthy, sustainable lifestyle.

Family Promise of Pinellas County is an affiliate of the national Family Promise organization founded in 1986. There are 207 operating affiliates in 41 states involving 5,500 congregations and over 160,000 volunteers.