Welcome to Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley
Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley is a non-profit organization that partners together with local agencies and our faith community to provide positive solutions to families in crisis. Since August 2008, the members of our program have offered shelter and meals to families in crisis. For our guest families, Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley is a way station of support and companionship on their journey toward self-sufficiency and independance. For our volunteers it is an opportunity to serve and to achieve a better understanding of poverty and homelessness.
To help homeless and low-income adults with children and pregnant mothers achieve sustainable independence.
We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response. We respond by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, effective policies, and the hands-on work of hundreds of volunteers. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it in our community.
Thanks to those who participated and made these wonderful events.
Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley
Family Promise of the Lewis Clark Valley has now been in operation in the valley for over eight years. We are the only valley non-profit that houses homeless families. Many of our partner agencies provide assistance and some short term lodging but we are the only ones providing a long term solution. On the average since we have been open 85% of our guests have moved into permanent housing in less than 60 days. Since January of 2015 100% of our guests have moved into permanent housing. Our program works with 23 partner faith-based organizations that provide on average approximately 3,000 meals and 8,000 bed nights annually for our guest. They are a team of over 300 volunteers that work every week to meet the lodging and meal needs of families in our program.
Family Promise is a wise investment! In addition to helping homeless families we save taxpayer dollars by providing a service at a much lower cost than the federal government. A typical homeless family uses hospitals, health clinics, and prison services four times more that an average family. Hospital stays average $1,853 dollars a night, clinics are $369 per night, prisons are $55 per night, and average homeless shelters are $35 per night and family promise operates for just $17 per night per person. In addition to that 85% of Family Promise guests move out into permanent housing!
Family Promise is a totally local program. The money you donate to Family Promise of Lewis Clark Valley Inc. serves homeless families right here in our valley. So, if you want to make a real difference in the lives of valley homeless families donate today!