Family Promise of Gwinnett County brings existing local resources together to help homeless children and their families regain their housing and their independence, while maintaining their dignity. We mobilize congregations of faith, community volunteers, and social service agencies. Through intensive case management and counseling, we address the underlying causes of homelessness.  Together we are ending homelessness – one family at a time.

Families who meet eligibility requirements stay at Promise Haven in the evenings and use our Day Center during the day as needed. There they have access to laundry facilities, a mailing address, counseling services, and case management.

We rely on faithful volunteers to provide evening meals at Promise Haven, serve as overnight hosts on weekends, assist our office staff at the Day Center, put on special events, serve on our Board of Trustees, and help on our marketing and fundraising committees.

Volunteers with Family Promise children at Norcross First United Methodist Church.

Volunteers with Family Promise children at Norcross First United Methodist Church.

We review applications from literally hundreds of families applying to be part of the Family Promise. Our Family Advocate assists the accepted families in developing a realistic plan of action to regain stability and establish a savings account. Qualified families are admitted for 30 days. Families who complete their goals and adhere to guest guidelines may extend their stay for another 30 days. The maximum stay is usually 90 days.

Our staff and volunteers do not have the expertise to serve families who are struggling with domestic violence, mental illness, or drug and alcohol abuse. We refer these individuals and families to other social service agencies throughout Gwinnett County and the Metro Atlanta area.