Success Stories

The following are success stories that Family Promise has emailed recently to our stakeholders. We hope you enjoy reading them!

"Sleeping in God's house"

The following is a transcript of the story shared by Yolanda Brewster at our Home Sweet Home fundraiser on October 4, 2018: "About a year ago, I was dropped off by a friend at the front steps of Family Promise's Day Center.  I had a bag of clothes, my 5-year old son, and my 3-year old daughter.  That was it.  Read more… 

Giving up isn't an option

...My junior year in high school changed when I met a boy. This boy led me down a path that I was not accustomed to and caused me to distance myself from my family and friends. Not only that, but this relationship caused me to drop out of school two months before it was time for me to graduate. This took an extreme toll on my life and caused a lot of pain for the people I love and care about the most. Before I knew it, I traded my bed in for sleeping in abandoned houses and unoccupied cars. Daily meals turned into stealing spare change just so we could eat that day or night.  Read more… 

A Note about Fathers

…But the result is that for a hundred years, some fathers have been forced to separate from their partners and children in their most difficult time as a family.  The assumption that fathers will not be accepted into a shelter is so entrenched that many families do not tell us the father needs help too.  They assume we would not accept him.  The father in this story is an example…they were crying saying goodbyes.  Then everything changed.  Read more… 

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The practice of gratitude (an AfterCare story) 

They moved into their apartment and she could make pork chops again!  That’s when the car accident happened. Read more…

A beautiful ending to 2017

A couple weeks into December, it was the day before a mom was moving out of our shelter program and into her new apartment with two little kids. 

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Growing strong in the broken places

About 18 months ago, a mom and her three daughters were staying in our shelter program. And frankly, this mom was raising a baby with two young hurricanes for siblings. Having never finished high school and currently unemployed, the mountain she had to climb was beyond daunting. Read more...

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Growing strong in the broken places

About 18 months ago, a mom and her three daughters were staying in our shelter program. And frankly, this mom was raising a baby with two young hurricanes for siblings. Having never finished high school and currently unemployed, the mountain she had to climb was beyond daunting. Read more...

A story of hope for the holidays

A year ago she arrived at our Day Center with her teenage daughter. Both had literally been on the street. Both daughter and mom had special needs, so the emotional toll was already great. They finally knew where their next meal was coming from, and where they would sleep. We thought things were stable. We scheduled a routine medical checkup.It was Stage IV. Her first thoughts were of her daughter.  Read more...

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Your feel good weekend story

We were a little worried at first. Though she was still supported in our AfterCare program, we were worried. A single mom of five moved into her new apartment a couple months ago. Could she (or any of us) sustain employment without a car? Then we got a phone call.  Read more..