Family Promise

United Presbyterian Church is excited and blessed to host and support Family Promise of Albany County!

The mission of Family Promise is to help children and families who are currently experiencing or at risk of experiencing homelessness in Albany County. The goal is to have every family achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. Family Promise is able to provide shelter for their families at local hotels, as well as provide utility and rental assistance. Family Promise staff works with these families to support, educate, and empower them. UPC is the main office for Family Promise of Albany County as well as their diaper and hygiene pantry. The pantry is open Wednesdays and Thursdays from 9am to 4pm. Host congregations will provide these services for one to four families from 5:00 pm to 7:00 am the next morning. 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.
FPAC is able to offer families access to educational programs in financial planning or even nutrition. The office is also equipped with a computer and printer if a family needs access to those resources for job and/or school. UPC is blessed to provide laundry and a shower space to these families on the bottom floor of our building.
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 pm to 7:00 am the next morning. Probably can take this entire part out.

Volunteers are the heart of the program, without them, the program would not exist. There are a variety of ways you can help:

  • Volunteering in the diaper and hygiene pantry
  • Monetary donations (cash, checks, or gift cards accepted)
  • Diaper donations – all sizes needed
  • Hygiene donations – any size, unopened

The UPC volunteer coordinator team is Jennifer Painter, Michelle Harris, Kyle Power and Jennifer Power.

Thank you to the entire UPC congregation for your support and involvement with this ministry!

Host Congregations:
First Baptist Chruch
Laramie Christian Center
Lincoln Community Center
Snowy Range Evan. Free Church
St. Matthew’s Cathedral
Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
Unitarian Universalist Fellowship
United Presbyterian Church
Emmaus Road Community Church
United Methodist Church
Support Organizations:
Connections Nazarene Church
Laramie LDS Wards
St. Paul’s Newman Center
St. Paul’s United Church of Christ