Did you know that families are the fastest growing segment of the homeless population?
There are 1217 homeless family members in Tulsa County according to government standard definitions.
More than 3700 children live in homelessness (based on local school statistics, which take into account families who are couch surfing, doubling up, or living in their cars).
There are only 200 beds available for family members in local shelters in Tulsa County.
Half of the guests at Family Promise Center of Tulsa County are children and most of them are 5 years old or younger.
Family Promise gives unhoused families the dignity and security of staying together while they work, go to school, and are in transition to housing solutions.
We have TWO host weeks with Family Promise coming soon!
We will welcome guests to Harvard Avenue December 15 – 19.
We need nearly 100 volunteers per host week.
Choose your volunteer role (or more than one!): December sign up.
** The December host week is slightly shorter than usual; other arrangements are made for families, as a gift heading into the holiday weekend. You can help in all of the usual volunteer ways, AND ALSO contribute a gift card to support families in the holiday weekend. See the sign-up link for more information. **
If you have not yet served during a host week, VOLUNTEER TRAINING is available! Contact Kevin Howe for more information.
** There is always great need for overnight hosts, volunteers that can stay and sleep at the church facility during the nights that we are hosting. (8:30 pm-7:00 am, cot provided, bring your own bedding. Each volunteer has their own room). We need one male and one female volunteer for each night. Please consider this especially important role.
We remain grateful for the ways that you add your gifts of time, energy, and presence to this effort. Here’s to making a big difference for our family guests!