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Become a Partner Congregation


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site then families are off to school and work or to the Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Host Congregations provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings, as well as volunteers to provide hospitality to Family Promise guest families.


Support Congregations provide volunteers to a nearby Host Congregation to help support their team.


Congregation teams of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of three families  (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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Committed Host Congregations

Places of worship that physically house our families each week:

  • Alpharetta First United Methodist Church

  • Alpharetta Presbyterian Church

  • First Baptist Church of Roswell

  • Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church 

  • Northminster Presbyterian Church

  • Rivercliff Lutheran Church

  • Roswell Presbyterian Church

  • Roswell United Methodist Church

  • ​Sandy Springs United Methodist Church

  • Saint Luke's Presbyterian Church

  • Temple Sinai

  • ​Unitarian Universalist Metro Atlanta North

Committed Support Congregations

Places of worship that provide volunteers for Host Congregations:

  • Congregation B'Nai Torah

  • Dunwoody Baptist Church

  • Dunwoody Community Church

  • Misty Creek Community Church

  • Northbrook United Methodist Church

  • North Springs United Methodist Church

  • Roswell Community Masjid

  • ​St. James United Methodist Church

  • St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church

  • St. David's Episcopal Church

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