FAMILY PROMISE RECEIVES MEYER MEMORIAL GRANT
Family Promise of Lincoln County has received a $35,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to support operating costs for their homeless family program.
The Meyer Memorial Trust was formed in 1982 and is one of the largest, private foundations in Oregon.
“Family Promise has been growing over this first year of operation,” according to Executive Director, Hanna Connett. “We are thankful to our partnering churches and the community for helping us launch this program. This grant will help us move toward further success for the families we serve.”
Family Promise works to help homeless families with children get back on their feet and regain independence. Their mission statement 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 sustainable independence.
In its first year of operation, Family Promise served 15 families involving 52 persons. More than half are children.
“We recently heard of continued success from families who have graduated from the program.” Sue Anderson, Board President explained. “During follow-up contact, we heard that three adults who moved on from our program have each had job promotions. It is great to see our efforts make such a positive difference for families.”
Family Promise of Lincoln County is located at 5030 SE Hwy 101 #347 in Lincoln City and can be reached at 541-614-0964 or see our website at www.FamilyPromiseOfLincolnCounty.org.