Who We Are
Our mission is to respond to the growing need to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to children and their families facing homelessness.
Family Promise of Bradley County's mission is to assist families who are facing homelessness. Families are referred to the organization through schools, social service agencies, churches and friends. FPBC works with families of all kinds to overcome obstacles and achieve their goals of safe, stable housing. As needs and challenges have changed, FPBC endeavors to meet them straight on.
Due to COVID-19, the shelter model has changed. Families are now housed at a local hotel, while volunteer groups continue to meet the need for food and supplies. Families are so appreciative of the support the volunteers continue to provide. A home-cooked meal and a smile from a volunteer sends hope into the lives of our families.
FPBC has also seen a great increase for the need of homeless prevention. Due to a cut in hours, family break ups, and plant shutdowns; families need some assistance. They are having to choose between purchasing food for their family or paying their rent. FPBC has met this need with Project Home: a rent and mortgage assistance program.
At FPBC, we strive to provide the best service to the families that we work with. We could not do that without our volunteers. Volunteers are at the core of this organization. It takes a village to lift one another up and create a better community. We are continually looking for new volunteers, volunteer groups and opportunities for others to get involved.