Family Promise of Philadelphia
Family Promise of Philadelphia works with families in times of crisis to prevent eviction, find shelter, and provide access to safe, affordable housing. They customize their approach to work with each family’s specific challenges. They work with landlords and other agencies to try to prevent family homelessness or address barriers to renting, and, for those already experiencing homelessness, they also work in a variety of ways to get families housed. This includes partnering with local congregations for transitional housing opportunities.
The first Interfaith Hospitality Network was founded 28 years ago in New Jersey as a response to suburban and rural homelessness. Philadelphia was the 12th network to join, and welcomed its first guests in 1991. Over the past three decades, they have helped thousands of families. The national organization changed its name to Family Promise and now the Philadelphia network has followed suit to become Philadelphia Family Promise. This reflects that the organization offers hospitality for those experiencing homelessness, but also addresses homelessness prevention, shelter diversion, and offers programs that address obstacles caused by poverty.
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