WHO WE ARE & WHAT WE DO
Family Promise of Tulsa County brings shelter, meals, and support services to families without homes. We are a cost-efficient, effective, and sustainable community response to family homelessness. Because we make use of existing community resources, we can be implemented quickly, without major start-up costs. There are six basic components to our Program.
HOST & SUPPORT CONGREGATIONS
The hosting of families rotates weekly among the Host Congregations in our program. In turn, each Host Congregation provides lodging, three meals a day, and caring hospitality up to 4 times a year. The ideal number of Hosting Congregations is 13. The Support Congregations may not have the physical space available to host, but provide much needed volunteers, supplies and finances.
FAMILY PROMISE RESOURCE CENTER
Guests use our Family Promise Resource Center from approximately 7:30 A.M. to 5:00 P.M., where the Executive Director & a case manager, provide case management services. Guests pursue employment, participate in financial management classes, shower, and do laundry. The Family Promise Center provides guests with a mailing address and a base for housing and employment searches. Many guests are employed during the day, while older children attend school.
The Family Promise Center of Tulsa County van transports guests to and from the Family Promise Resource Center. There is an additional vehicle that carries bedding and personal belongings to the next Host Congregation. The vehicle is also used to collect any donations made to Family Promise Center.
Since Family Promise of Tulsa County is a 501(c)3, the organization is financed through donations, grants and fundraising. The annual budget for the first year is $130,000 - $140,000.
SOCIAL SERVICE AGENCIES
Family Promise of Tulsa County works in collaboration with other social service agencies. Local social service agencies refer families to our organization. Together, we help guests find housing, jobs, and other needed services.
Volunteers are essential to our success. They provide a wide range of services like cooking, serving meals, playing with children, helping them with homework, interacting with guests, and provide overnight security. Volunteers work tirelessly to ensure that our families feel comfortable, are accepted, and are treated with respect and compassion.