Beyond Harmony – Banner
Newhall Land – 2015 – Banner
San Diego Zoo – Generic – Banner
Facey – Banner
Santa Clarita Autosound – Banner
All Americans Bail Bonds – Banner
Bouquet Gardens – Banner
Santa Clarita Transit – Dump the Pump – Banner
Patterson’s Collision Center – Banner
Brent’s Carpet One – Banner
Hugo Naturals – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner
AV Party Rental – Banner
Newhall Land – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 2
SCV Senior Center – Touch A Truck 2015 – Banner
Nothing Bundt Cakes – Banner
Adage IT – Banner
College Of The Canyons – Banner
SCV Chinese School – Banner 3
Simply Taylored – Banner
Valencia Town Center – Farmer’s Market – Banner
Academy Swim Club – Banner
Green Convergence – Sun Power – Banner
IHOP – Banner
Disneyland – Diamond Celebration – Banner
Galpin Motors – Banner
Union Bank – Banner
Action Family Counseling – Banner
California High Speed Rail – Palmdale – Banner
It is forecast to be Clear at 7:00 PM PDT on May 29, 2015
Home » Santa Clarita News » Family Promise And Local Congregations Join To Address Homelessness

Family Promise And Local Congregations Join To Address Homelessness

khts_givingbackWith their goal of giving hope to families without homes in mind, Family Promise of SCV has found yet another way to gather the community in order to provide for the homeless families in our valley.

Family Promise of SCV, who offers homeless families temporary housing, meals, and assistance with job searching, has joined 13 local congregations to act as host congregations together with nine support congregations to provide for the many families that are without homes.

The 13 host congregations have agreed to provide overnight lodging and food to homeless families for 1 week per quarter (four weeks out of the year). The nine supporting congregations will provide volunteers and additional resources. This makes a total of 22 diverse faith communites that will join together to support and provide for the struggling families in our community. The church’s involved can be seen in the graphic below.


“We are thrilled to witness the bridges being built across our faith community,” said Larry Comp, Family Promise Board President. “With close to an 80% effectiveness rate, this is really a “no-brainer” and we are getting close to the day we can welcome our first few homeless families.”

Don’t miss a thing. Get breaking news alerts delivered right to your inbox

Local community members from several congregations initiated the creation of this Family Promise Chapter over a year and a half ago when they discovered that there were more than 850 homeless junior and senior high school students within the Hart District alone, according to a 2009 district study.

The issue may not be visibly obvious to all who live in Santa Clarita, but school teachers, congregation members, and even local officials can attest to the fact that there are hundreds of families in need.

“We are a community that makes families a priority.  But many of our local families and children are in need and that’s where Family Promise comes in,” said Laurie Ender, Mayor Pro Tem. “By bringing volunteers from throughout our entire valley together we can truly make a difference in the lives of so many people.”

There are 161 Family Promise affiliates around the country. In 2009, 76% of families were placed into permanent or transitional apartments/homes. Local Board Members are confident that Family Promise of SCV will have similar or greater success rates given such a caring community as Santa Clarita.

“With 22 congregations ready to jump in, we have no doubt that homeless families will soon be welcomed into a caring and helpful environment,” said Terry Comp, of Family Promise. “The powerful mix of compassionate people with proper resources is now in place to transform lives.”

For more information on Family Promise of SCV, click here.

Family Promise And Local Congregations Join To Address Homelessness

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *


You may use these HTML tags and attributes: <a href="" title=""> <abbr title=""> <acronym title=""> <b> <blockquote cite=""> <cite> <code> <del datetime=""> <em> <i> <q cite=""> <s> <strike> <strong>

About KHTS AM 1220

Action Family Counseling – News Banner
College Of The Canyons – News Banner
Academy Swim Club – News Banner
AV Party Rental – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – News Banner
Hugo Naturals – News Banner
All American Bail Bonds – News Banner
Beyond Harmony – Tile
Facey – Tile
Academy Swim Club – Tile
Broadscast – Tile
Wicall’s Carpet
IHOP – Tile