Our Programs

Family Promise has created a network of congregations across the western San Gabriel Valley that take turns providing housing and meals for homeless families admitted into the program. During the day, the children go to school; parents go to work or to the Family Promise HOPE Center, where case managers support them with assistance finding housing and work, along with any needed social services. The program is very effective: more than 70 percent of families admitted into Family Promise affiliates nationwide find housing in about two months.

Congregational Network

Our Congregational Network is the heart of the Family Promise program. We partner with a diverse group of local faith congregations who provide homeless children and their families a safe, supportive environment in which to get back on their feet. Each congregation hosts families for a week at a time, offering temporary housing, meals, and hospitality. The congregations are all located within a 10-mile radius of the Family Promise HOPE Center in Rosemead.

HOST CONGREGATIONS
Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist, Arcadia
Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles, Rosemead
First Baptist Church of Alhambra

First Christian Church Whittier

First Methodist Church of Whittier

Friendship Church, Pasadena
Lincoln Avenue Christian Church, Pasadena
Mission Valley Free Methodist Church, San Gabriel
Sierra Madre United Methodist Church
St Andrew Catholic Church, Pasadena
St. Paul Lutheran Church, Monterey Park
St. Stephen Martyr Catholic Church, Monterey Park
Trinity Church of the Nazarene, Monterey Park


SUPPORT CONGREGATIONS

Alhambra Seventh Day Adventist Church

First United Methodist Church of Temple City

If your congregation would like to host families or to support a host congregation, please email Karen RobersonActing Executive Director, karen.roberson@fpsgv.org.

 

HOPE Center

During the day, family members who aren’t working or in school come to the Family Promise SGV HOPE Center in Rosemead. Here, our case managers are available to assist families in mapping out a plan to get housed as quickly as possible, securing employment, accessing other services as needed, and overcoming barriers to regaining their independence.

The following services are available:

  • Laundry facilities

  • Shower facilities and toiletries

  • Transportation assistance (bus tokens, transit cards, gas cards)

  • Secure storage space

  • Computer access

  • Employment assistance (job search, resume writing, interview coaching)

  • Housing location support

  • Landlord assistance

Alhambra Promise

Family Promise SGV and the Alhambra Unified School District have partnered to assist homeless students and their families in finding a way home. Recognizing that teachers and school counselors are often the first point of contact for students facing homelessness, Family Promise works seamlessly with the District to help identify and assess these students and their families. Our Housing Navigator then works with the families to assist them in obtaining housing as quickly as possible.