Like many great ideas ours began in a church basement when clergy from a local Episcopal church were discussing the challenges of community homelessness and housing insecurity. They knew that the current shelter system provided no option for homeless families to stay together. They also discovered two N.H. counties were starting a Family Promise Affiliate and found the model to be effective for families in need, invigorating for host congregations to participate in and economical for donors.
WE BECOME FAMILY PROMISE OF GREATER CONCORD
This initial capital was the catalyst for establishing Family Promise of Greater Concord, Inc., a registered 501(c)(3) charity under the Family Promise national umbrella organization, and operations were underway in the fall of 2015.
Family Promise is the leading national organization preventing and ending family homelessness in America. Family Promise offers a true community response across 43 states, orchestrated by 200+ Affiliates, over 200,000 volunteers, partnerships with local congregations, community centers, volunteer organizations, and corporate sponsors all working to address family homelessness.
Our diversity is our strength. We are urban and rural, young and old, rich and poor. We are interfaith, non-denominational and nonpartisan.
We all agree that every child deserves home.