Four weeks a year, our Fellowship Hall is turned into four living spaces for families who are homeless and a part of the Family Promise program. Family Promise is the way for us to SHARE THE LOVE OF CHRIST WITH ALL by caring for families in need. We have extra space, we have extra food and God says in Hebrews 13:15 “Do not neglect to do good and to share what you have, for such sacrifices are pleasing to God.
What is Family Promise?
How it Works
Immanuel, in collaboration with other faith communities in Missoula, provide housing and meals for Family Promise of Missoula, an organization who assist families with children who are homeless to regain housing, independence and dignity. Participation in this network offers an opportunity for volunteers of all faiths to reduce homelessness and transform lives. Our church has joined the other Missoula churches to host families (maximum of 4 families or 14 people at a time) for four times per year for one week. The families work with a full time housing navigator during the day to find long term housing and employment solutions. Overview of Daily Schedule
Ways to Volunteer
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Sunday Setup– Time is based on when trailer arrives. Set up beds/rooms/kitchen area for guest. Unload cots from van that comes from previous church . Set up sleeping area for hosts.
- Sunday Cleanup – 9:00 am Clean guest rooms and family room to be ready for church. Includes packing cots, vacuuming, and cleaning the rooms and bathrooms
- Dinner Prep Duties 4:30-6 pm) – Provide/ prepare dinner and deliver it to the DayCenter.
- Overnight Volunteer Duties (7:00 pm – 6:30 am ) 2 adults (1 female) or a couple/ family (kids welcome). Hosts are available for overnight needs. Bedtime is encouraged at 9 pm; guests return to their rooms by 10 pm. Beds provided, but bring your own sleeping bags.
- Laundry –take home a bag or two of laundry, wash and return to the church within 3 weeks.
Food/ Supplies Donations
Click here to sign up to purchase for supplies that are requested to support the Day Center. This link is updated each Wednesday.
Contact Nancy Marks, Immanuel’s Family Promise Volunteer Coordinator at firstname.lastname@example.org or 406-396-5494 if you have questions or can help.
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