SAVANNAH, GA – March 7, 2018 – Family Promise of Greater Savannah is celebrating its 20th anniversary year with an expansion project, which was completed on Feb. 19. Families will begin moving into the new structure in mid-March.
Family Promise collaborates with local churches and social service agencies to help families become finically stable and independent. The nonprofit organization recognizes that poverty is a complex problem that requires a multifaceted response. Family Promise responds by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of numerous volunteers in addition to providing food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. Typically, program participants sleep at participating churches at night and use the Family Promise day center to search and apply for employment during the day. The new building, however, is both a shelter and a day center.
The expansion allows Family Promise of Greater Savannah to assist more homeless families with children by providing shelter, meals, encompassing support and resources. This expansion has provided an additional 45 beds to Family Promise of Greater Savannah’s host community. The average stay for families at this new location will be 30-45 days, depending on their situation.
“We are fortunate to have a community of supporters who could make this expansion a reality,” Family Promise of Greater Savannah Executive Director Katrina Bostick said. “Our 20th year as an organization is off to a great start with this expansion, and I’m looking forward to the rest of the outreach opportunities we have with the community throughout the rest of this year.”
The 501(c)(3) nonprofit offers a range of services, including a day center for families to utilize as a point of contact for potential employers as well as transitional housing, which provides short term independent housing units for families who are ready to live independently yet require additional time and services to achieve total self-sufficiency.
Family Promise of Greater Savannah works with host congregations to reduce the amount of families being separated during difficult times. The organization has a strong track record in keeping families together, while offering support and resources towards long-term independence. The goal of this nonprofit is to move families from homelessness to independence and self-reliance.
For more information about Family Promise of Greater Savannah, please visit www.familypromisesavannah.org.
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