Family Promise helps low-income families achieve lasting independence. They help families accomplish this by providing shelter, meals, and support services for homeless families and through programs designed to address the underlying causes of homelessness. Churches throughout Wichita host the families, one week at a time, four times a year.
Upcoming Hosting Weeks:
March 8-15, 2020
June 14-21, 2020
September 13-20, 2020
December 27 - January 3, 2021
Family Promise Information
There are a number of ways to help out during our week to host. Read more below to find out what we need help with!
BEFORE YOU VOLUNTEER, there are a few things that need to happen frist. Please complete these steps:
- Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.
- You must be trained by Family Promise
Upcoming Volunteer Trainings:
We now have two types of volunteer trainings!
INITIAL trainings are for brand new volunteers training for the first time. Veteran volunteers are also welcome & can use these to complete their annual training requirement.
REFRESHER trainings are for veteran volunteers that have already attended an initial training. These include new, more in-depth information related to challenges our families face as well as how we can demonstrate compassion and support appropriately.
February 8, 2020 | 9:30 a.m.
REFRESHER AND NEW Volunteer Training
Trainings will be held simultaneously
1034 N Woodlawn Blvd
Derby, KS 67037
February 29, 2020 | 4:00 - 5:30 p.m.
Douglas Avenue Assembly of God
4501 W Douglas Ave, Wichita, KS 67209
If you have any questions, please contact Linda at firstname.lastname@example.org.
|Donate Items - Currently unavailable
We accecpt donations for graduating families while space is available. Currently our storage is full. Please check back for the opporunity to donate to these families, as we will make this available when space allows.
Set up: Help First MB get our rooms ready and welcoming for our Family Promise guests.
Tear Down: Restore classrooms in preparation for Sunday Morning Kids' Worship.
Laundry: Take the bedding home to launder and return for our next hosting week.
Do you enjoy cooking? Join the meal prep team and prepare meals for our guests! Meals can be prepared ahead of time and dropped off, or you're welcome to come to First MB to cook the meal on-site!
|Dinner Evening Hosts
Each night of the week, while hosting, we will provide dinner for our Family Promise guests. Prepare and/or enjoy dinner and hanging out and assisting families as needed in the evening.
Stay at the church throughout the evening and through the night. There is a "host bedroom" that will be allocated for sleeping. You will help wake the guest, set out breakfast items, and help them stay on schedule.
Transport guests to and from the Day Center. You can choose between a variety of shifts. All drivers must be 25, have a valid driver's license and a clean driving record, and pass a background check.
More detailed job descriptions will be provided upon request.