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Host Site


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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Committed Host Congregations

  • Court Street United Methodist

  • Davison United Methodist

  • Fenton United Methodist

  • Flushing Presbyterian

  • Flushing United Methodist

  • Goodrich United Methodist

  • Holy Spirit Lutheran

  • New Life Community Lutheran

  • St. Paul's Episcopal 

  • The Road Community Church

  • Trinity Lutheran

Committed Support Congregations

  • Christ the King - Flint

  • First Baptist - Davison

  • First Presbyterian - Fenon

  • Grumlaw 

  • Holy Family Catholic

  • Journey Ministries

  • Mt. Morris First United Methodist

  • Otisville United Methodist

  • St. Andrew's Presbyterian

  • St. Christopher's Episcopal

  • St. Dunstan's Episcopal

  • St. Jude's Episcopal

  • St. Mark the Evangelist Catholic Community

  • St. Mark Lutheran

  • St. Robert Bellarmine Catholic

  • St. Timothy Lutheran

  • Transfiguration Lutheran

  • Tyrone Community Presbyterian

  • Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Flint

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