Most people associate Family Promise with our programs that assist working families experiencing homelessness. What they don’t see is all of the work that goes on behind the scenes to help keep families from ever having to enter our Network or New Leaf programs. Shelter diversion, as it is called, seeks to keep families in permanent housing or, if this is not possible, to connect them with services and financial assistance that will help them return to permanent housing quickly. Our case managers spend hours helping families explore alternatives to entering our programs. Last year, 54 individuals from 15 families were successfully diverted from entering the Network and remained stably housed.
At Family Promise, we are on a mission to help as many homeless–and nearly homeless–families as we can by providing individualized assistance to help them attain or maintain self-sufficiency. Shelter diversion is one important way we accomplish this.
To see these numbers and to learn more about how your support has impacted homeless families from our community, please view our 2018 Annual Review on our website.