Our children are the heart of our program. We strive to create a safe, home-like environment for our families with children. We enroll all of the children in day care or school as well as provide an after-school tutoring program.
What is Family Promise of Greater Orlando? Family Promise of Greater Orlando (FPGO) is a nonprofit, interfaith hospitality network providing temporary assistance, hospitality, and case management for families with children experiencing homelessness. Family Promise provides these services through the participation of local congregations, dedicated staff, and hundreds of volunteers.
Family Promise’s Focus:
We provide shelter, meals, and case management for homeless families with children.
We strive to help our families regain their financial independence within 90 days.
We organize congregations to provide shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services to homeless families.
We promote and support the growth of new communities of congregations.
We assist in the search for adequate housing and support services for low-income families.
February 13, 2012 – At Family Promise of Greater Orlando, you would think that when it comes time for a family to move out of the program and to begin looking for an apartment, the program and its participants would be elated. As thankful as they are that soon another homeless family will be once again living independently, the process of actually securing that new home can present another huge hurdle for the hard working family.
A mother loses her job, a father is kept from working by an injury, a family is forced from their home by fire or natural disaster. Health care costs soar, public transportation is underfunded, affordable housing is almost impossible to find. These are the reasons why families now make up 34 percent of the homeless population, and the number continues to grow faster than any other segment of the homeless population and why one out of every four homeless people is a child.