- What do I do if I need help?
Call 211 to be directed to a place to help you.
Where does Family Promise Summit’s funding come from?
Our funding comes from foundations, corporations, faith organizations and individual donors.
Triple Efficiency. Triple Impact. The Family Promise model of care costs 1/3 less to operate than traditional shelters. Through the generosity and dedication of our volunteers and local host congregations, every dollar donated is matched by more than $3 of in-kind goods and services.
Where does my donation go?
Your donation is very important to us. All funds donated go directly to supporting homeless children and families in Summit County.
What do volunteers do?
Volunteers are the core of Family Promise of Summit County. Over 70 percent of our work is done by volunteers. They help with driving our van, serving meals, staying with our guest families and of course providing the bulk of our operating revenue through donations.
How many guest families can Family Promise Summit help at once?
Family Promise Summit can host up to 14 guests at once. We have hosted more but our capacity is a function of how much room we have on our van, the number of beds and if guest families have their own transportation.
How many people does Family Promise Summit help during the year?
The need for a safe and comforting environment that Keeps Families Together in Summit County is there and our numbers continue to climb. In the last four years, FPSC has helped:
• 2012: 42 families including 105 children.
• 2011: 35 families including 79 children.
• 2010: 33 families including 86 children.
• 2009: 26 families including 57 children.
In the last several year, about 90 percent of those families were successfully placed in housing.
What is the Going Home, Staying Home program?
The Going Home, Staying Home program helps families after they have stabilized in the emergency shelter program. Going Home, Staying Home supports families with case management services for up to one-year post shelter stay.