Family Promise

Our mission is people of faith working together within a community to provide homeless families with help for today and hope for tomorrow.

  • Nationally, 1 out of 5 families live in poverty and 1 out of 50 children experience homelessness
  • In Jefferson County, 10% of the population is below the poverty level
  • During the 2012-2013 school year 179 students in the Jefferson County School District were reported homeless
  • According to the 2010 Census Bureau, 20.2% of children in Jefferson County live in poverty (up 16.5% in 4 years, the largest increase of homeless children in a Wisconsin county)

Family Promise is built on a community response to end homelessness. There is no simple solution or quick fix but by building a community that recognizes and supports low-income and homeless families we can begin to strengthen lives and eliminate poverty in Jefferson County. Through intensive, individualized case management and a network of host and support churches Family Promise of Jefferson County provides safe shelter, meals and support to families without homes.

We want to help families achieve sustainable independence and restore their hope in what can be accomplished in the future.

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