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BENEFITS OF FPV

BENEFITS OF FPV

These are many of the benefits of having Family Promise of the Verdugos in our communities.

For Guests

  • Safe, homelike shelter where families can stay together
  • Guests cite the caring of volunteers as one of the most important benefits; “I never knew so many people cared.”
  • Intensive case management by Case Managers to assist in finding housing and jobs and meeting other needs.
  • Guest families secure long-term housing

For Volunteers

  • Opportunity to help homeless families directly; to make a difference
  • Opportunity to do outreach within their own congregation or a nearby location
  • Wide range of volunteer activities to vary schedules and levels of commitment
  • Opportunity for families to volunteer together

For Congregations

  • Opportunity for outreach (within the congregation’s own facilities) focusing on the needs of people in the community
  • Opportunity for participation in the community interfaith project
  • Increased sense of community among members as they share the effort

For Community

  • Cost-efficient mobilization of community resources
  • Does not duplicate services already in the community; works with social service agencies to provide counseling, job training, help with housing search, etc.
  • Does not institutionalize shelter as a solution to homelessness
  • Becomes a catalyst for the other community initiatives, such as job counseling, parenting workshops, transitional housing, etc.