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.
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.
Alhambra True Light Presbyterian
Altadena Seventh Day Adventist
Church of the Good Shepherd United Methodist
Community Church on Holliston (Pasadena)
Evergreen Baptist Church of Los Angeles (Rosemead)
First Baptist Church of Alhambra
First United Methodist Church of Temple City
Friendship Baptist Church (Pasadena)
Lincoln Avenue Baptist Church (Pasadena)
Mission Valley Free Methodist Church (San Gabriel)
Sierra Madre United Methodist Church
St Andrew Catholic Church
St. Paul Lutheran Church (Monterey Park)
St. Stephen Martyr (Monterey Park)
Trinity Church of the Nazarene (Monterey Park)
If your congregation would like to host families
or to support a host congregation, please contact
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
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.