The mission of Family Promise of Lee County, Inc. is to mobilize our community to provide homeless families with shelter and meals as well as comprehensive, compassionate support services that will enable them to incorporate back into the community and achieve stable housing.
Family Promise keeps families together during the crisis of homelessness. FPLC provides much needed life skills and employment support, and follows families with community-based services for up to one year once they have moved into permanent housing into the community. All programs provide targeted case management with the goal of rapidly re-housing the family and preventing a return to homelessness.
We are one of only a few organizations in the Central North Carolina area that remains focused on serving families – keeping families together and providing the comprehensive services necessary for the entire family unit to become self-sufficient. Family compositions include mothers with children, fathers with children and an increase of couples with children, including custodial grandparents with children.
Family Promise partners with local faith congregations in order to provide emergency shelter. Thousands of congregation volunteers provide meals, evening and overnight hosting, and volunteer staffing, which supplements our Day Shelter services located in Sanford.
Family Promise’s Community-Based Services are very comprehensive, centered on home-based case management, where case managers make regular visits to the homes of former clients. Much of their focus is on supporting the family in assessing community resources, as well as addressing challenges such as, budgeting and money management, job retention, and child care. The goal of the program is to help families build stability, and prevent a return to homelessness.
Employment Assessments & Connections:
Unique to Family Promise is the individually customized approach to employment for its homeless clients. The case manager guides the client along their own personal course. One-on-one sessions and employment services are individually customized to eliminate specific barriers and challenges. Clients learn integrity, reliability, and the value of working, not only for personal economic gain, but for self-satisfaction, and a sense of accomplishment. In addition, social skills and conflict resolution are addressed. Emphasis is placed on the importance of placing employment at a high priority with respect to life balance. In an effort to strengthen its ability to employ clients, Family Promise has built relationships with area businesses to connect clients for employment. Family Promise makes use of other effective community organizations that provide employment programs to people with barriers – linking clients to the other agencies while remaining hands on and staying in touch with the client and community provider.