Posted: Sep 19, 2013 10:08 PM by Judy Slate - MTN News
Family Promise opened its doors back in 2006 and has served 110 families by helping them become independent.
Maggie Breen, a Family Promise graduate said, "I'm really glad that I did find Family Promise."
A little over a year ago, Breen was pregnant with nowhere to go. Now she has a job and her own place, all thanks to Family Promise.
"It feels really good to go out and work, without depending on other people," she said.
While clients spend their nights in local churches, they spend their days in the Family Promise day house.
Family Promise Americorps volunteer, Morgan Darlington said, "Have time to find jobs...Adequate childcare."
Clients stay with Family Promise for about three months until they're ready to be on their own. The success rate is 80 percent.
"We give them the tools to go out and be successful, they do all the work," Darlington said.
And once they're on their own, most grads keep in touch.
Earlier this week, former clients returned to make cardboard box testimonies.
"Family Promise gave me and my son a new direction," Breen said.
A new direction is exactly what Breen and her son got. For others like herself, she says, "Don't stay in a negative situation. Better yourself for your child's life."
Family Promise is funded through grants and private donations. Their annual fundraiser is Friday, September 20th at Bogert Park.