About Family Promise of Athens
The Mission of Family Promise of Athens is to mobilize our community to help homeless families in crisis situations achieve sustainable independence. It is our goal to give homeless families the opportunity to stay together as a family and the time and resources to get back on their feet.
FPA is a coalition of Athens Area Churches and Congregations of Faith, referred to as Host Congregations or Support Congregations, that may provide shelter, meals, and support for homeless families in crisis for up to 90 days. Host Congregations, on a rotating basis, provide 3 meals a day to Network Families. Each network family is provided with their own room within the Host facility.
The Day Center is located at 355 Pulaski Street within First Baptist Church of Athens, and is staffed by the Executive Director, Service Director, Assistant Director, and many Office Volunteers who are trained on FPA processes and policies. From 8AM to 5PM Monday through Friday, unless they are working or in school, guests are at the Day Center, where they are assisted with employment direction, medical needs, financial management, childcare assistance, and transportation options. The guests also have access to laundry facilities, showers, telephones, and computers, and are able to send and receive mail.
What does FPA do?
The network of churches provides shelter, meals, and compassionate assistance for up to three families (or maximum of 14 people) in crisis situations. As a group, the families rotate from church to church on a weekly basis. By uniting congregations through our Day Center, and through the support of social service agencies, our program assists these families with finding sustainable housing, job training, employment, and with meeting other various needs.
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