Family Promise

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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:

December 1-8, 2019
March 8-15, 2020
June 14-21, 2020
September 13-20, 2020
December 27 - January 3, 2021

Family Promise Information 

Check out the National Family Promise website here.
Follow the Family Promise Greater Wichita on Facebook

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:

  1. Fill out the Volunteer Interest Form.
  2. 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.

November 17 | 12:00 - 1:30 p.m.
INITIAL and REFRESHER Volunteer Training

Trainings will be held simultaneously
Hope Mennonite Church
868 N Maize Rd
Volunteers from all congregations are welcome to attend.

January 12, 2020 | 9:45 - 11:15 a.m.
INITIAL and REFRESHER Volunteer Training

Trainings will be held simultaneously
Convenant Presbyterian
1750 N Tyler
​Volunteers from all congregations are welcome to attend.

 

If you have any questions, please contact Linda at impact@firstmbchurch.org.

Volunteer Opportunities

Logistics
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.
Meal Prep
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.
Overnight Hosts
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.
Driving
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.