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Support Congregations do not host guest families. They do, however, offer their help through volunteers that assist the hosting congregations with such things as meals, playing and tutoring children, interacting with parents and giving in-kind donations (food, toiletries, clothing, school supplies, etc.), and through staffing our Family Day Center.


Serving as a Support Congregation also creates the opportunity for the members of the congregation to help live out their faith’s tradition of helping those in need and positively impact Chattanooga’s community. We’re so fortunate to have these generous people volunteer their time and talents at the congregations, our Family Day Center, and our projects and events.


The Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga staff is always in close contact with our congregations throughout the process, and is on call 24 hours a day, seven days a week. If your group wants to join us as a support congregation, please contact us at (423) 756-3891.

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Aggie, second from left, accepting The Nightingale Network's grant to help Family Promise's program of housing homeless mothers


What do you do as a Family Promise board member?

I joined the board of Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga about three years ago, and this year, I have the privilege to serve as the Board President.


Why do you believe in FP's mission? Why are you on the board?

My family and I love living in Chattanooga, and we fully believe that this community can and should support all of its members, especially in times of crisis. I believe in Family Promise's mission because every child, every person, deserves a home. This core belief is why I serve on the board, and I welcome you to join us in ending family homelessness.


How can others join you and support the Family Promise mission?

The most direct way to help right now is by donating - every dollar helps. We also rely on volunteers, and you can contact our office to learn more about those opportunities - both current and for when we emerge from the public health emergency. 

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What do you do as a Family Promise board member?

Currently, I am the FPGC board vice-president and personnel committee chair. I collaborate with the other board officers, members, and the executive director to make financial and strategic planning decisions to assist with the stability and growth of Family Promise. I also work with the executive director on personnel matters that may arise.


Why do you believe in FP's mission? Why are you on the board?

In the past, I have worked with individuals who had been homeless for some time. I observed their plight to get out of their current situation and noticed several obstacles as they looked for work. For instance, how does one obtain and keep employment if maintaining proper hygiene is not available? If a person does not have a safe place to sleep, how can that person be well rested for another day of work? I noticed that stable housing is the boost that is needed to overcome financial difficulty. That’s why I was drawn to Family Promise and their mission to assist families with children in becoming independent through assistance with housing and continued case management. Our programs work! Over 80% of our families transition to stable housing.


How can others join you and support the Family Promise mission?

Although COVID-19 has changed some of our procedures, we are still utilizing host congregations to house families in need. If your church or organization would like more information, please contact us. If you would like to support our belief that every child deserves a home but are not able to assist at this time physically, we also accept financial donations through our website or by check made to Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, P.O. Box 1146, Chattanooga, TN 37401.

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