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 Lewis Clark Valley is the only organization that has bed space for homeless families in the valley.
In 2014 Family Promise served 11 homeless families and provided safe housing for 18 children. Through the work of our partner churches we provided 2,378 donated meals and 7,867 bed nights. This was made possible by 24 valley churches working together and mobilizing an army of over 350 volunteers.
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!