Collaborative & Innovative
With more than 40% of Americans a $400 expense away from financial distress, the threat of crisis looms closely for too many families and has become generational. Preventing families from spiraling into homelessness is an essential part of the Family Promise mission.
Family Promise of the Seacoast offers a variety of strategies to ensure the people we serve do not fall into the cycle of housing instability that can devastate families and alter the course of children’s lives.
Some of the services we provide include:
Safe, family-oriented shelter and day center access
Intensive case management
Financial education including debt reduction, budgeting, savings and financial management
Access to support services and referrals
Good tenancy and landlord relation support
Employment and education evaluation and resources for advancement opportunities
A community of support in a caring and nurturing family-friendly environment
In 2020, COVID-19 changed our program significantly, however, the option to close our doors was never considered. The previous rotational schedule of overnight hosting, in otherwise underutilized faith community buildings, came to a shrieking halt. Family Promise of Seacoast New Hampshire was fortunate to acquire funding leading to the purchase of a building known as the Joshua House in Greenland, New Hampshire, from Bethany Church.
Guided by trained overnight staff, our families enjoy individual family rooms and a home-like setting. There they receive home-cooked evening meals prepared by hundreds of community residents and prepare for the following day. The families embark on their daily routines, leaving the Joshua House at 7:30am and utilizing the day center, where our professional staff provides case management, financial planning, education and employment search, resume writing, and referrals for medical, dental, mental health resources and individualized care.