Greater Portland Family Promise

Greater Portland Family Promise is an interfaith response to homelessness in Portland. Thirteen host faith communities and many support communities are providing temporary housing for up to four families with children while they work to obtain permanent housing. Since its inception in July of 2017, Family Promise has supported twelve families and found permanent homes for five. The program maintains a day center at the Portland YMCA where families go during the day for services. In the evening they are transported to the host community of the week for food, conversation, and overnight accommodation. Carol Larson and Carol Jenkins, host coordinators at Allen Avenue UU will speak about their experience hosting families and about opportunities for Saco/Biddeford to become involved.