Posted: Apr 1, 2013 5:45 PM by MTN News
Updated: Apr 2, 2013 11:12 AM
BOZEMAN - Family Promise is a non-profit organization designed to help homeless and low-income families get back on their feet, but Family Promise is running out of space, and with summer approaching, it is also running out of time.
"Unfortunately, homeless families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population right now and we are at the cusp of having a lot of families in our program," said volunteer coordinator Bridget Pitman.
Pitman works at the Family Promise Day Center where families can work on case management, securing jobs, parenting skills and budgeting and other life skills. At night, the facility houses the families at local congregations.
"We absolutely wouldn't be able to do it without all our great volunteers and without giving our families a place to stay and so the congregations play a key role in the success of our programs," said case manager Kacie Grue.
But finding a congregation has become more difficult.
"We need help. We are looking for one to two host congregations that can physically house our families for one week up to four times per year," said Pitman.
Pitman has been cold calling several area congregations asking for help but has had no luck.
Bozeman's United Methodist Church is currently hosting a family for the second week in a row because one church dropped out.
For more information on how you can help, visit Family Promise of Gallatin Valley on the web.