Who We are
We believe every child deserves a home.
We believe families should stay together.
We believe strong families create stronger communities.
We believe families can end their homelessness with our community’s support.
At Family Promise of Brevard, our mission is to end family homelessness in Brevard County by collaborating with our community to provide families the support and resources they need to put themselves on a path towards long-term housing stability. Our vision is that every family in Brevard County has safe affordable housing and the resource to achieve self-sufficiency and lasting independence.
Right now in Brevard County, there are over a thousand families who have no stable place to call home due to the widening gap between a family’s income and the cost of affordable housing. They sleep in cars, motels, or doubled up with others, worrying about their safety and where their next meal will come from.
Imagine being able to make an impact on a homeless family and change their life – forever. Through our Interfaith Hospitality Network of congregations and community collaborations, we provide effective solutions to ending and preventing family homelessness in Brevard County. Family Promise of Brevard is one of the few shelters that allows fathers or male children over 12 to stay with the rest of their family. We are passionate about keeping families together as they gain a fresh start and new future.
Family Promise of Brevard, Inc. is one of 216 affiliates in 43 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.
Since opening, we have established three successful programs that help prevent family homelessness in Brevard County. Our Interfaith Hospitality Program, Keeping the Promise, and HAND UP Initiative all focus on meeting families’ needs so that parents are able to look for work, obtain housing, and maintain their independence.
Our solution for ending family homelessness is through a holistic and collaborative approach. We are heavily involved in coordinating a countywide response to ending homelessness. By collaborating with existing community resources to meet our families’ emergent need for housing, we are able to keep families together during one of the most stressful and difficult times in their lives.