Family Promise Metrowest is a cooperative, interfaith partnership offering hope to homeless families with children through safe transitional shelter, meals, and supportive case management as they seek permanent housing.
Family Promise Metrowest History
amily Promise Metrowest welcomed its first family on October 15, 2008.
Five years earlier however, in 2003, preparations for that day began. Parishioners of Wellesley Congregational Church and Christ Lutheran Church in Natick came together in conjunction with Family Promise National to establish Family Promise Metrowest. The five-year journey was a challenging and rewarding process involving research, outreach, congregational and volunteer recruitment, fundraising, capital improvements, and legal work. In 2012, Family Promise Metrowest extended its mission to include Transitional Housing. Today, over forty-eight houses of worship and 2,500 volunteers have come together to serve homeless families with children through safe shelter, meals, career development and supportive case management. Family Promise Metrowest is one of 184 national locations.
Family Promise National History
Karen Olson, the founder of Family Promise National, reached out to local congregations for support and resources. Congregations are able to provide the facilities and the volunteers that are needed to carry out the mission of Family Promise. The faith houses and their members are the strength and foundation of Family Promise.