Mustard Seed Barb and Natalia 2 3 17New furniture partnership with The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana

The families we serve now have a furniture source to help fill their home with beds, couches, and even housewares after they move out. Family Promise signed an agreement with The Mustard Seed of Central Indiana (Fishers, IN) to provide furniture to families for the small contribution of $100 plus delivery. Do you have furniture or housewares to donate? Call Natalia at Mustard Seed at 317-572-5724. Want to sponsor a family? Donate $250 now and we will take care of the rest!


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Glick Philanthropies awards Family Promise a new van

Thanks to a generous grant from Glick Philanthropies, Family Promise purchased "Bailey" (pictured) in March. Bailey will begin service in the Interfaith Hospitality Network program on March 25. We are also grateful to Bill Estes Chevrolet for a below-cost deal on the van that allowed us to allocate the extra grant money to fuel and maintenance for the year.



First ever Family Assistance Fund established

Autumn sunset

With humble gratitude, we thank the Gayman-Davis Shoemaker Fund, a fund of Central Indiana Community Foundation, for a $65,000 grant to establish our first ever Family Assistance Fund. This grant is potentially renewable for $40,000 each year thereafter. The fund goes 100% to expenses families incur for childcare, employment, or housing--always paid to a third party, and always requiring an effort match. For example, if a mom secures a job but has to wait 30 days for public childcare vouchers, we will cover the first month of childcare. If a dad save first month's rent in 30 days, but doesn't yet have the security deposit saved, we will match the savings. Our goal with this fund is to decrease the average stay in our shelter (while maintaining the successful exit rate) so that we can serve more of the families we have to turn away every day because we are full. This investment was not made lightly, so the entire board and staff agree that we need to work urgently and diligently so that it can have the greatest impact possible. Read more in our 2016 Annual Report


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Registration is live for Walking for Dreams

Walking for Dreams is an annual friend-and-fund raiser for Family Promise of Greater Indianapolis. Congregations, companies, and community groups collect pledges in the spring, then all come together to walk along the beautiful downtown Indianapolis canal on Sunday, May 21 at 2:00 p.m.  We need you to consider forming a team or registering as an individual walker. Our goal is $15,000 to help provide the operational expenses that keep our Day Center open to serve families experiencing homelessness through our Interfaith Hospitality Network program.

This walk is organized by the Sycamore Foundation, and over 20 local nonprofits participate with a total of 2,000 walkers.  Families and dogs are welcome to join. Check-in on May 21 is from 1:00 - 1:45 p.m.  The meeting location is downtown Indianapolis at Buggs Temple (11th St. and Senate Ave.)  Questions?  Contact Carmela Rosner at 317-261-1562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

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House for Change are now available!

Want to engage youth in the fight against family homelessness?  

Watch this video to learn more about Houses for Change.

These unique craft boxes can be decorated and used to collect donations in the weeks leading up to Walking for Dreams.  Then bring your kids, youth group, Girl/Boy Scout troop, and more to the walk with the boxes and summed donations and celebrate the effort with other supporters and volunteers of Family Promise. Contact Carmela Rosner at 317-261-1562 or This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to request the free undecorated boxes.



Thursday, October 5, 2017

The Willows in Broad Ripple

Save the date for the annual dessert auction that everyone is waiting for...

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