Lake Houston Methodist Church is proud to be a part of the Family Promise program. The core program is a way for communities to address the challenge of family homelessness by using existing resources. Not only does this make the program cost-efficient, but it also makes it effective. Family Promise is not just about getting families into housing but addressing all the underlying issues and using the community to keep them in housing.
How it Works
Our church provides space in our buildings to serve as temporary homes. We provide a place where families can take showers, receive case management and look for housing and jobs. Lake Houston Methodist volunteers give their time making meals and sharing hospitality with our guests.
They share food, spend the night, play with children and lend their passion and expertise to help families get back on their feet. They prove that motivated people can solve family homelessness. More information can be found on the Family Promise website.
If you want to help with this outreach, contact Kelly Freeman, Missions Chair, at 281-734-1998.
Our Next Family Promise Week Is April 23-30!
Family Promise of Lake Houston
There will be many ways to serve the families we are hosting from Sunday, January 22-Sunday January 29,
- Provide dinner starting at around 5:45 pm each evening
- Be an evening host from 6 pm-8 pm
- Be an overnight host from 8 pm-6 am
- Donate money toward $50 gas gift cards (one card per family)
- Provide breakfast items and snacks
- Launder bedding after the families have moved to their next host facility
Sign up by using Sign Up Genius.
If this is your first time hearing about this program and you would like to learn more, please explore the Family Promise website or reach out to one of our coordinators.
Kelly Freeman, 281-734-1998
Emily Majors, 713-816-1834
Shea Smith, 713-628-1711
Family Promise Volunteer Training
We are being required by Family Promise to have all volunteers complete Volunteer Training. The online version takes roughly 20 minutes. Here is a link to complete it.
Please click on the link for the Basic Volunteer Orientation and read through the pdf, then complete the form below the training link.
There are several questions on this form that are used to verify you have read the pdf.
If you have children aged 13 or over who volunteer with you, they will also need to complete this training.
It is ideal that you complete this training online; however, we will have a paper copy for you to review and sign, if needed.
It is important that ALL volunteers complete this training so Family Promise of Lake Houston can maintain its status at a national level.