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Who We Are

We unite existing agencies, volunteer organizations and the faith community in Ontario County to provide a pathway for homeless children and their families to secure reliable housing and self-sufficiency.

Who We Are

Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Our volunteers provide hospitality, companionship, and most importantly, community.     


What We Do

Family Promise delivers innovative solutions for family homelessness including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services. We have served more than 1 million family members since our founding more than 30 years ago, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs.    


Why We Do It

There is a severe shortage of affordable housing in America, exacerbated by rising rents and stagnant wages. With little or no safety net, one unforeseen expense or emergency can lead to family homelessness.  We envision a nation where every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.   

“At Family Promise, we can make a difference in the lives of others by bringing a community together.”

– Susan Crossley, Executive Director, Family Promise Metrowest (MA)




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