United Presbyterian Church is excited and blessed to be the day center for Family Promise of Albany County!
The mission of Family Promise is to help children and families who are low income or experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Family Promise shelters families in churches and community centers. Guests receive hospitality and three meals a day from volunteers. Family Promise staff members work with guest parents to ensure they can regain their self-sufficiency. UPC is the day center for Family Promise of Albany County. The day center provides a place for the adults and non-school aged children to gather Monday-Friday from 7:00 a.m. – 5:00 p.m. as they receive assistance and guidance on their parenting skills and employment and housing search. Practically speaking they will work on job applications, financial management skills, and have access to laundry and showers located on the bottom floor of our building. A Family Promise bus transports the families.
UPC will also be a host congregation about seven times a year for one week at a time. Host congregations provide overnight lodging, meals (dinner, breakfast, & bag lunch), and hospitality. Hosting rotates among nine host congregations in Laramie as well as the five support organizations that help the host congregations. Host congregations will provide these services for one to four families from 5:00 p.m. to 7:00 a.m. the next morning.
Volunteers are the heart of the program; without them, it cannot exist. There are a variety of ways you can help: cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping with homework (depending on age of child of course), staying overnight and driving
The UPC volunteer coordinator team is Jennifer Painter, Michelle Harris, Kyle Power and Jennifer Power. Thank you to them and thank you to YOU the entire UPC congregation for your support and involvement with this ministry!
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