A Caring Community of Faith
Trinity United Methodist Church
Wednesday, November 22, 2017

Family Promise

Family Promise is a non-profit organization based in Washington PA that sees to the needs of homeless families in the Washington area. In conjunction with many local churches of all denominations, meals and a place to sleep are provided to these displaced families. Guests work with staff at the Family Center in Washington PA to set priorities and take the steps necessary to gain self-sufficiency. Services are comprehensive and tailored to address specific family issues, and are often continued after families leave the network.
 
Services offered to guest families include: 
  • Social Services, i.e. providing referral information and access to other services, resources and agencies.
  • Housing, i.e. providing furnishings for guests’ homes including furniture, appliances, linens and household accessories, (provided by the IHN Warehouse program, a volunteer effort involving collection and distribution of furnishings to Family Promise guests).
  • Life Skills Training, i.e. parenting and family relationships, financial management, and nutrition.

A priority of the staff at Family Promise is to work in cooperation with other service agencies in the Washington area, including providing feedback to referring agencies regarding client progress.

Trinity Church is the Host Church, approximately every 3 months, and Peters Creek Presbyterian Church, Center Presbyterian Church and Our Redeemer Lutheran assist us. The families are housed in the Scout Building.

The Witness Team organizes the different jobs, but each member of Trinity is asked to look deep into his/her heart to discover one’s own spiritual gifts. You will be hearing more about volunteer opportunities and we welcome your questions. Mark your calendars and we look forward to working with you during that week and the weeks to come.

Gary Burtch, Sharon Ward, Kim DiBiase, Mary Alice Harrison, Mark Troscinski, Mary Lou Lazear (committee members)
 
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Family Promise of Southwestern Pennsylvania is accepting donations of new and gently-used:

 

Pajamas & Sleepers

All of our little guests need pajamas!

boys med 8-10, 7-8, 6, 4, 4T, 3T, 2T

girls 10-12, 7, 5, 3T, 2T, 12 months and sleepers for a baby girl: newborn and 0-3 months 

 

Car Seats

For our current guest families and to replenish the

Family Promise supply:

Infant car seats...2

Full size (5-point) car seats...6,

with the straps still attached

Booster Seats for the older kids...as many as we can find

 

If you have these items to donate, contact Laura Vincenti at 724-229-1129 or 412-921-2916 or lvincenti_familypromiseSWPA@comcast.net.

Thanks!