Here at Family Promise of Wake County, we have so much for which we are thankful! Personally, the thing for which I am most grateful is our wonderful volunteers and donors - people like you who who make it possible for us to provide a full continuum of services to Wake County families experiencing homelessness. Whether its a volunteer at one of our churches comforting a newly homeless child or a caseworker counseling a father as he prepares to move his daughters out of transitional housing and into their own apartment, everything we do for our families starts with our supporters.
On behalf of the staff and Board of Trustees of Family Promise, I want to thank each of you for your willingness to join us in our mission of moving families experiencing homelessness into safe, affordable permanent housing.
I also want to share with you some of what makes our families, staff and board members feel grateful.
"Family Promise really helped our family. You don’t plan to become homeless. It was a shock. Everyone here has made it so that you are able to find work, and you are able to have the resources you didn’t know were here. They are here to help you.”
“We wouldn’t make it a part from each other. There are not that many organizations out there that will help the entire family. We are thankful for that.”
“I am especially humbled and grateful for the hundreds of volunteers at our partner congregations. They enthusiastically delivered safe havens, meals, activities, and small kindnesses to our guests, showing their care and God’s love. “
“I am thankful for the smiles I see on the faces of every family member when they move into their own place. It is heartwarming to see how happy the parents are to be able to provide a safe place for their children again. “
“I am thankful for the many volunteers at our host congregations who joyfully welcome our families into their 'home' each week.”
“I am thankful for the way our families support each other with encouraging words during this stressful time in their lives.”
“I am thankful for the ability to keep families together while they are experiencing temporary homelessness, and for our dedicated staff which works so hard to help them obtain safe and affordable housing. “
“I am thankful for our staff - their skills and wisdom to do the job, their commitment to our mission, their positive attitudes, and their sense of humor."
Sincerely, Summerlee Walter President, Board of Trustees