“The ache for home lives in all of us, the safe place where we can go as we are and not be questioned.”

Maya Angelou

















Volunteers—vital to our mission


Seacoast Family Promise engages over 1,700 community volunteers annually. Volunteers come from throughout the Seacoast Region. Volunteers from neighborhoods, schools, community organizations, book clubs, faith communities, businesses, community organizations and more make up our very diverse volunteer base. These volunteers donate countless hours, money, meals and needed everyday items. They also provide the compassion, guidance and emotional support so vital to family members on their path to finding a home.


More than 90% of Seacoast Family Promise families have secured permanent housing and have remained stable for as long as 16 years

Families participate in a structured program that is custom-designed by skilled staff to ensure that the life skills they receive will allow them to return successfully to a community and a stable home environment. The length of stay in Seacoast Family Promise can be anywhere from eight weeks to six months depending on a family’s individual needs. Families fully participate in the often-difficult work of returning to the community


When a family comes to Seacoast Family Promise they understand that through hard work and determination they can make the necessary changes and turn their lives around. The children understand that it is their primary job to focus on school, sports and other activities that make up a typical day for most children. Families go to the Day Center, local schools, jobs, or training programs during the day. In the evening, they return to the host facilities and enjoy a nutritious, hot meal prepared and served by volunteers. Children can play games and do their homework and the families get to converse with our volunteers who may read to the children or help with their school work.

There is no better feeling than helping a family get back to a structured, stable life and eventually returning to a place that they can call home…their home.

There are volunteer opportunities for young and old and for any level of commitment.

Some of the ways you can help:

  • Serve dinner

  • Do community service projects

  • Hold a yard sale, a bake sale or other event

  • Provide holiday meals

  • Adopt a family for the holidays

  • Be an evening host, cook a meal or dessert

  • Help with homework.

  • Review a resume

  • Talk about employment options

  • Deliver furniture

  • Volunteer at events

  • Donate your good condition, unwanted vehicle

  • Make a tax-deductible donation

  • Volunteer in the day center

  • Donate professional services

  • Play games

  • Have a conversation or just listen

Do you ever wonder how you could help Se