Family Promise of Ontario County is a nonprofit 501c(3) organization. We are a faith-based network helping families in Ontario County become sustainably independent.
FPOC combines the efforts of the faith communities, volunteer organizations, and existing social service agencies. Our goal is to accomplish what individuals alone cannot.
It is more than providing a safe place to rest their heads, meals and support. It is about keeping entire families together while they work toward having a home to call their own.
Host Congregations will furnish clean, safe, overnight lodging and nutritious meals for 3-4 families (14 people, maximum) for one week at a time, four times a year. During Host Week, other congregations and community organizations may provide additional volunteers to support the Host Congregation -- making healthy breakfasts and dinners, playing with the children or helping them with homework and talking with parents after a long day.
Families will be taken between the Day Center and the Host Congregations in a van owned by FPOC. The congregations provide food and a safe place to stay for the evening along with volunteer companions.
During the Host Week, there are approximately 50 slots for volunteers. Volunteers come from Host, Support and Friend Congregations and are assigned duties by the Host and Support Coordinators.