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Family Promise of Lincoln County Has Growing Pains

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Family Promise of Lincoln County is looking to the community to help with its growing pains. “We have sheltered five families since June, and are preparing to get busier as school begins and the weather gets colder,” explains Hanna Connett, President of Family Promise.

The space in the Taft area that houses both the Day Center and Thrift Store is just not enough room for both. Even though some remodeling has been done to accommodate the Family Promise program, there still is not enough space for the Thrift Store to run efficiently.

“The Thrift Store has been making money and is well received in the community but it is hard on the volunteers to work around the space used by our families and still have room to process and store all the donations of items for the Thrift Store,” states Linda Roy, Interim Director of Family Promise. “The solution would be to move our Day Center to another location.” For an effective Day Center, the non-profit organization needs a building with office space, a living area, a bathroom with a shower/tub, a washer and dryer hook-up and a kitchen.

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Family Promise is hoping someone knows of a building they can use to facilitate the Day Center component of the program. During the day families work on getting jobs, finding housing and receiving training and counselling. With a non-profit using the building, the owner would have a possibility of writing off some of the taxes in exchange for its use.

Anyone with a building that might fit these needs, please contact Hanna Connett at 541-996-4878 or hanna@familypromiseoflincolncounty.org.

Family Promise of Lincoln County is a non-profit organization that mobilizes communities, local groups, congregations and social service agencies to provide shelter, meals and help toward stable, long-term housing for families with children. The program model is unique, has proven tremendously successful and is part of a nationwide network.

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