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Host Site


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families  (14 children and adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host site and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

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Host Congregations

  • Adams Lutheran Church​​ (Argyle)

  • Albany United Methodist Church (Albany)

  • Bethlehem Lutheran Church (Brodhead)

  • Brodhead United Methodist Church (Brodhead)

  • Brodhead Congregational UCC (Brodhead)

  • Crossroads Community Church (Monroe)

  • Grace Evangelical Lutheran Church (Monroe)

  • Hope Evangelical Free Church (Monroe)

  • Monroe United Methodist Church (Monroe)

  • St. John's UCC (Monroe)

  • Swiss UCC (New Glarus)

  • Union Presbyterian Church (Monroe)

  • Washington Reformation UCC (Monticello)

Supporting Congregations

  • Albany Lutheran Church (Albany)

  • Argyle Lutheran Church (Argyle)

  • Bethany Lutheran Church (Brodhead)

  • Clarno & Staver United Methodist Church (Clarno)

  • Cornerstone Lutheran Church (Argyle)

  • Faith Baptist Monroe (Monroe)

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