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Updated: Aug 31

Greetings to all of you! Things have been moving at an exciting speed since starting with Family Promise and it is hard to believe it has been almost four months since my first day. I’ve had the opportunity to meet many of you already, our wonderful donors and supporters, and look forward to meeting many more of you in the near future. I am so appreciative of your warm welcome and continued support of our mission. I am encouraged and inspired by the energy and level of commitment each of you bring to the work we do on behalf of families facing homelessness.


So far this year, your support has led to assistance being provided to over 115 families and over 300 children in crisis, and we are only halfway through the year! We are on pace to assist more families than ever before! That is truly incredible! For each family we connect with, it is evident there is a circle of support cheering them on, and we are so very thankful for that. Whether you are offering your time, talents or treasures, we are grateful for what you provide us and the families we walk alongside. It is my pleasure to serve here as Executive Director and I welcome any opportunity to connect with each and every one of you.


With Gratitude,

Kathie


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These precious newborns entered the world during an unsettling time. One year into the COVID-19 Pandemic and their parents still recovering from losing their jobs, these twins certainly were born in “unprecedented times” for the world and for their family. After losing her job in April 2020, Jacquelyn, the babies’ mother, spent most of her time caring for her older autistic son. Since her son’s school closed and finding care for autistic children is difficult, Jacquelyn had no choice but to remain at home after losing her job. Her lack of income unfortunately led to her family becoming homeless, with seemingly nowhere to turn. Jacquelyn, her partner and their son were able to stay at a local shelter while they worked on stabilizing their lives.


Life's Curveballs

Once Jacquelyn found out she was pregnant, she realized she had little time to piece together a stable home for her children. She struggled to find childcare, struggled to find a job and struggled to maintain her relationships with her family members. When Jacquelyn made the brave decision to reach out to Family Promise for help finding a home, she had no idea the opportunities that were waiting for her.


Her case manager immediately recognized Jacquelyn’s heartache when she described her relationship with her family members. Knowing that having a strong community is a key to stabilizing your life, Jacquelyn’s case manager encouraged and facilitated discussions to mend her broken relationships.


New Beginnings

While it did not happen overnight, Jacquelyn grew closer with her family. These newly mended relationships allowed Jacquelyn to have help with childcare, so she would have an opportunity to get a job and become financially independent. With her eldest son spending most days with her family, Jacquelyn found a flexible job that would place her family back on the pathway to self-sufficiency. Jacquelyn is just one example of how hard our families work to regain their financial independence.


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Updated: Jul 16


Although the children in our families aren't quite ready to go back to school, it is time to begin collecting supplies for them! If you are interested in providing backpacks for these children, check out your options below.


- Fill a backpack and deliver it to Family Promise

- Check out our supplies list below.

- Drop off at our Resource Center

- 11 am - 3 pm Mondays & Thursdays

- Please deliver before Monday, August 2nd.

- 1000 Clay Street Winter Park, FL. 32789

- Purchase items from Amazon and send them to our Resource Center

- Purchase items from our shopping list HERE.

- Mail them to our Resource Center (address above.)

- Donate directly to Family Promise HERE

- If you don't have time to shop, we can do the shopping for you!

- Select "Backpack for a Child" or your own custom amount.




Download our supplies lists here!

2021 Supplies
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