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Family Promise

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

Each rotation, we need lots of volunteers to help provide dinners and playtime supervision for 2-3 evenings during the week plus help with move-in/setup the beds at the beginning and move beds out and clean up at the end of the week. All volunteers should attend the required one-hour training/orientation session before serving families. Trainings are held throughout the year at East Congregational Church.

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The next Family Promise rotation week for St. Stephen is November 14 to 21, 2021. 

To volunteer, click this link and follow the instructions:

"Remember always to welcome strangers, for by doing this, some have entertained angels without knowing it." -Hebrews 13:2