Family Promise of Hudson County is part of a national interfaith alliance transforming the lives of families threatened by homelessness. Traditionally this has included a volunteer-intensive model where families were physically housed in places of worship. As we approach a post pandemic era we have been learning new ways to expand our outreach while minimizing physical contact. The result has been a successful move to new models that includes proactive homeless prevention, temporary housing in more stable contexts often in facilities connected to faith communities, and ongoing support of families who have overcome homelessness but may still be vulnerable in today’s challenging context.
Now more than ever we need support of people and agencies of good will – especially the foundational support of the interfaith community – as we continue to address the threat of homelessness in ways that embody dignity and hope.