Family Promise

Family Promise provides emergency shelter and other services to homeless children and their families in the Grand Rapids area.

Remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this, some have entertained angels without knowing it.

Hebrews 13:2

How You Can Help

Family Promise is one of only two local shelters providing a total of 10 openings in Grand Rapids that keep children and their families together. Families in our area are facing a desperate housing crisis due to foreclosure and rising unemployment. Children and their families are the fastest-growing segment of the homeless population. Keeping these families together while they endure this crisis is more important than ever. 

All volunteers should attend the required one-hour training/orientation session before serving families. Trainings are held throughout the year at East Congregational Church.

Volunteer areas of need:

  • Provide dinners
  • Playtime supervision
  • Help with move-in and bed setup
  • Cleanup and bed move out 

Saint Stephen Rotations

The next Family Promise rotation weeks for Saint Stephen are June 16 through 26 and September 18 through 25, 2022.