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Host and Support Congregations 

Be a part of a community powered model

Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other 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. 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.

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

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

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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)

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

Family Buying Bread

Meals & Groceries

If you are interested in serving your neighbors, but aren't ready to become a host church, please consider signing up to provide meals and/or groceries for families sheltering in a hotel or another congregation.

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

Become A Host Congregation

Thank you for your interest we will contact you soon!

Thank you to our 2024 host and support congregations

2024 Shelter Host Congregations

  • Ascension Catholic Community

  • Christ Central Church

  • First United Methodist Church of Cocoa Beach

  • Grace United Methodist Church

  • Our Savior's Catholic Community

  • Rockledge United Methodist Church

  • Riverside Presbyterian Church

  • St. John's Episcopal Church

  • Suntree United Methodist Church

2024 Shelter Support Congregations

  • Advent Lutheran Church

  • Church at Viera

  • Elevation Church

  • Faith Viera Lutheran Church

  • First United Methodist Church Cocoa Beach

  • Georgianna Church

  • Grace Life Church

  • ​Merritt Island Presbyterian Church​

  • St. David's by the Sea
  • St. John the Evangelist
Host Congregation List
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