How Does It Work?

Family Promise recognizes that family homelessness and poverty are complex issues that require comprehensive, innovative solutions. Solving homelessness is not just about housing. Our holistic approach to the crisis of family homelessness includes three key areas of focus: prevention, shelter, and stabilization.



Volunteers are the heart of Family Promise of Ogden; without them, we cannot exist. Volunteers provide a variety of services: cooking and serving meals, playing with children or helping them with homework and providing supervision for overnight stays. Beyond providing lodging and meals, volunteers interact with the guests, treating them with respect and responding with compassion. Comprehensive training is a requirement for all ongoing volunteers and is provided by Family Promise of Ogden.



Local congregations provide overnight stays, meals, mentoring, compassion and caring in their local churches to Family Promise families. Hosting rotates weekly among the congregations. Our faith community of volunteers offer opportunities to struggling families with children through one-on-one interaction on a daily basis.



Local social service agencies refer families to Family Promise of Ogden. We work very closely with Northern Utah social services organizations to ensure our clients receive the best care and to ensure that services are not duplicated.



Our families use our day center, from 7:30am to 5:00pm to shower, do laundry, care for pre-school children, and seek employment. FPO provides a case manager to work with the families to develop a personalized plan based upon their specific needs and connects them to the services needed to achieve their goals, which may include financial services, health care, education and job skills training, day care and youth development programs and assisting them to obtain employment and independent housing.