Family Promise of Lake Houston (click here to learn more https://fplh.org/)
Family Promise of Lake Houston provides programs and services necessary to address the underlying causes of homelessness and to return our families to a self-sustaining life. We bring together service agencies and local volunteers to provide safe, temporary housing, meals, and support services to homeless families in the Lake Houston area. Each family will work through a success plan to regain independence. The plans include financial, career, and educational training and goals, that when implemented, help the families become self sufficient. Graduates of the program are also mentored for an additional two years after their graduation from the program.
Atascocita Lutheran Church is part of a 13 church network that hosts the families four times per year for a week at a time. The families continue to work on their programs to success during the day, and come to the church in the evening for dinner and overnight. Our volunteers generously provide the evening meal, snacks, fellowship, and a safe place to sleep. Each morning the families return to the Life Skills Center to begin their daily activities, be it work, school, training, job or employment seeking.
There is a great need for $177,000 to complete the fundraising for the Promise House. This has been a five year dream of the leaders of Family Promise and with your help the dream can come true in 2021.
177 Champions are needed to give a donation of at least $1,000 now. Each donor will receive a 12 X 12 brick on the "Walk of Success" leading up to the entrance of the Promise House. More importantly, each donor is making a BIG difference in the lives of many families in the Humble and Lake Houston areas.
HAAM (Humble Area Assistance Ministries - click to learn more www.haam.org )
Humble Area Assistance Ministries (HAAM) is an inter-faith organization that helps community residents in crisis by providing essential resources to move towards self-sufficiency. Last year HAAM donated 6,017 bags of food, serviced 22,453 individuals through food fairs and 2,508 with child nutrition packs.
As Pastor Brian and several church members have worked with HAAM in volunteer situations, it is so apparent that the needs of the community are great. Our church volunteers along with volunteers from Atascocita Methodist and Christ the King Episcopal churches have held four food fairs which serviced over 2000 individuals.
You may ask how you can help. There are individual projects you and your family can do at home and as the covid virus releases it’s grip, we have group projects we are eager to work on as a congregation. There are congregational projects such as collections to help those in need of food, school supplies and tennis shoes and gift cards for Christmas. Helping others is very rewarding!
If you're interested in learning how you can help, contact Carol Vorwald firstname.lastname@example.org or Ellen Poxon email@example.com or Sheila Ely firstname.lastname@example.org