Our Promise

“We bring people in need together with people who want to help. We provide the framework that turns compassion into action.”

Family Promise of Brevard, Inc.
is a 501 (C)(3)non-profit organization whose mission is to address homelessness in our community – one family at a time. Through our Interfaith Hospitality Network of congregations and community organizations, we offer compassionate guidance, food, emergency shelter and a pathway home. Our goal is to strengthen our community by helping homeless families with children remain intact while they transition toward self-sufficiency.

Family Promise of Brevard, Inc. is one of 202 affiliates in 41 states and Washington D.C. of the national organization Family Promise, which was founded in 1986 by Karen Olsen, and is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.  Family Promise of Brevard originated out of Palm Bay in 2007, and became operational on September 29, 2013, initiating our first program, the ‘Interfaith Hospitality Network’, to provide emergency shelter to homeless families through a network of local congregations.

We recognize the solution for solving family homelessness is through a holistic and collaborative approach, which is why we are so involved in coordinating a county-wide response to ending homelessness. We use existing community resources to meet our families’ emergent need for housing and support to ensure we are not duplicating our efforts.

Our most important collaborations are with our families. While in our network, families stay together in a safe and stable environment during their period of transition. Since parents don’t have to worry about where they are going to find the next meal for their children or where they will stay each evening, they can focus their efforts towards addressing and alleviating the barriers to obtaining housing and to being a family.

Since our current network consists of only two full time paid staff positions, the Executive Director and Program Services Coordinator, and two part-time positions, the Family Services Manager and Administrative Coordinator, it makes us incredibly cost-effective. This, along with utilizing in-kind existing resources through our partner congregations and volunteers, it makes us also systematically effective at combating family homelessness.

Our Core Beliefs:

   We believe every child deserves a home.

   We believe families should stay together-not be separated-during one of the most stressful and difficult times in their lives.

   We believe the more connected a family becomes, the stronger our community.

   We believe families can end their homelessness with support.

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P.O. Box 562666
Rockledge, FL 32956-2666

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