DID YOU KNOW THAT…
Families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
Over 40% of the U.S. homeless population are families with children.
One out of every five children live in poverty.
12% of families in the United States are only two paychecks away from becoming homeless. That is one in nine adults, and one in six children.
DID YOU ALSO KNOW THAT…
We can do something about it! When we choose to step up in faithful service, we can make a difference in the lives of families.
We are Family Promise of Passaic County -- people of faith working together to provide homeless families with HELP for today and HOPE for tomorrow!
Family Promise serves families with children without regard to race, religion or age. Half the guests at Family Promise networks are children, most are under six.
Family Promise brings shelter, meals and support to families without homes.
Family Promise of Passaic County is an affiliate of National Family Promise. (www.familypromise.org) We are open and operational, and are accepting applications from families in need.
Nationally, Family Promise has:
§ Over 180 affiliates in 41 states and the District of Columbia
§ 15 affiliates in the Garden State
§ In 2011, Family Promise affiliates served nearly 50,000 children and adults and involved more than 150,000 volunteers in 5,500 congregations
§ Nationally, nearly 80 percent of the families served go on to long-term housing
§ About 400,000 people have been served since its founding more than 20 years ago. Most of the clients are children.
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