Family Promise, the nation’s leading volunteer-driven nonprofit dedicated to helping homeless families, is celebrating National Family Promise Week beginning October 18. It’s a week filled with special events that demonstrates the work that Family Promise of the Verdugos does in our communities.
October 13 – Proclamation from Burbank City Council at 6:00pm
October 21 – Community Workshop : Job Readiness Workshop at 7pm at the Catalina Activity Center
October 22 – Barragan’s Restaurant Fundraiser / Executive Director Albert Hernandez Birthday 11:00am to 10:00pm
October 23 – UMe Bank Sponsors Family Promise families to Movie Night / Food Truck event
October 27 – Proclamation from Glendale City Council at 6:00pm
October 30 – Burbank High School Key Club: Done in a Day Project – Dinner with the Families
National Family Promise Statistics
- Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988 Family Promise is national non-profit organization mobilizing communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence.
- Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population.
- One out of every 45 American children will experience homelessness this year.
- Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the United States. Sixty-four percent of U.S. cities turned away homeless families with children because there was a lack of bed space.
- Family Promise provided shelter and social services to more than 50,000 people last year . . . nearly 60% of them children.
- Family Promise currently operates 192 Affiliates across 42 states and mobilizes more than 160,000 volunteers and 6,000 congregations across the country.
- Family Promise is cost-effective. We utilize existing resources and are able to deliver $3 in goods and services for every $1 we receive.
- Family Promise works. On average, 75% of our guests secure housing within nine weeks, helping them to achieve sustainable independence.