Family Promise of Lincoln County recently announced receiving a grant of $10,700 from Lincoln County Economic Development Funds for the creation of a permanent thrift store at their 5030 SE Highway 101 location. Lincoln County Commissioners awarded economic development funds to a number of local agencies as recommended by the Lincoln County Economic Alliance. Because there were some funds still left in this year’s allotment, the commissioners approved an additional $10,700 grant to Family Promise of Lincoln County as recommended by County Commissioner Doug Hunt.
The mission of Family Promise is to alleviate child and parent homelessness by mobilizing communities and building partnerships with congregations and social service agencies to provide shelter, meals and more, as families strive for self-sufficiency.
“We are very appreciative of the grant as it will help us move forward towards the completion of our permanent space.” said Family Promise President, Hanna Connett. “We will use the funds for the needed doors and windows in our permanent building. The Thrift Store, in return, will help with ongoing cash flow for the program.”
The temporary Thrift Store is located at 5030 SE Hwy 101 in Lincoln City and will open from 11am through 3pm for both sales and receiving donations. The Grand Opening will be February 28th through March 3rd.
The Day Center for the program is also in the development process, as is the hiring of a Family Advocate who will help families become independent.
“We are getting very close to opening our doors to the families we plan to serve,” explained Linda Roy, Family Promise Interim Director. “The local congregations are in place as partners in housing the families overnight and with meals. With the addition of the opening of the Thrift Store, hiring our Family Advocate and making progress with our Day Center, we are getting excited about starting to serve our first families soon.”