Who We Are
Our mission is to empower homeless families with children to achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.
Our vision is a community in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.
Family Promise of Greater Roanoke was established in August of 1997 and took its first family in 1998.
Family Promise is a program designed to help families with children who are experiencing homelessness. A network of dozens of faith communities and over 1,000 volunteers provide temporary housing and meals for up to 4 families at a time (maximum 14 people). Family Promise operates 24 hours a day, 365 days a year and only serves families with children.
Family Promise of Greater Roanoke is a 501(c)3 non-profit organization that is independently affiliated with a national organization.
While families are in our program, they receive full-time case management to assist with overcoming the causes that led to homelessness. The families establish goals for employment, housing, education, and child care. Through a safe, nurturing environment, families can work on these goals to lead them to permanent housing and future success. Hospitality, a large support system of volunteers, and new life skills enable over 88% of our families to move to and maintain permanent housing. 90% of the families we serve remain in housing 1 year or more post shelter.