Family Promise of Washington County
Building Communities, Strengthening Lives
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Our Mission

Family Promise rebuilds lives with compassion by providing resources and services that prevent and end homelessness for individuals and families in Washington County.

Family Promise helps homeless and low-income families in Washington County achieve sustainable independence. We recognize that poverty is a multifaceted problem that requires a multifaceted response from the community. We provide food, shelter, and support services for homeless families through the hands-on work of our many volunteers. We provide advice and advocacy for at-risk families to prevent their becoming homeless. And we educate people about poverty and the means to combat it.

We are one of many independent Affiliates in 44 states (and counting). At the heart of our work is the Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). The IHN marshals existing local resources to provide for homeless families as they work to get back on their feet. These resources include available congregational spaces, donated goods, and – most importantly – volunteers.


Tall (5-6+ drawer) Dressers

Twin XL Mattress Protectors

Full Size Bed Platform Frame Only (to use w/out box spring) & Bunk Bed Set – Will be used to move a family into one of our supporting housing units.

Cot Mattresses & Cot Mattress Protectors – Will be used for families staying overnight in our churches.

West Bend Taxi Vouchers (Make $45 Checks payable to WB Taxi and give them to FPWC – we’ll pick up the vouchers, so you don’t have to!)

Gas Gift Cards – (prefer Shell/Kwik Trip/BP)


Laundry Detergent Pods

Cleaning Wipes

Paper Plates

Postage Stamps

100 gallon Water Heater – it’s nearly kaput!

Current Needs:

Toilet Paper

Storage Bins (prefer 30 gallon & clear in color, but will take others)



Utility Floor Mats

Plastic-ware: Forks, Spoons

Walmart Gift Cards – for Groceries

Cleaning Service Gift Cards

Commercial Wash Machine

Donations for Silent and Live Auction for our Golf Outing on May 4

Are you or someone you know homeless or at risk of becoming homeless? Please contact Family Promise of Washington County to inquire about our services. Our trained staff will assess the needs of each person and provide the referral or services necessary to prevent individual or family homelessness.

At Risk of Homelessness? 

We can help now!

Exciting ways you can get involved-


  • Help us sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets June 13-27 to raise proceeds
  • Help us sell 50/50 Raffle Tickets July 24 for our Bed Race
  • Make a Meal
  • Overnight Volunteers
  • Office Angels – Answer phones or other tasks
  • Cleaning
  • Yard Clean Up
  • Handy Work (Build Wood Shelving, Masonry)
  • Get your Church Involved
  • Mentor one of our Moms in the Program