Host Site

VOLUNTEERS OF ALL FAITHS CHANGING LIVES

Family Promise of Greater Orlando's shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a van ride to our Resource Center, work or daycare. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.

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HOST CONGREGATIONS

Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

 

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms

MANAGEABLE COMMITMENT

  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise of Greater Orlando provides volunteer support and maintains a  24-hour emergency phone. 

  • A Family Promise van driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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CONGREGATIONS AND VOLUNTEERS ARE THE HEART OF OUR WORK

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For a list of all of the host and support congregations, click here