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Host Site


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites, provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins at 5:30 a.m. when Family Promise drives families from host sites to the day center. There, families are able to shower, eat breakfast and prepare children for school, parents for work. By 5 p.m., families return to the day center and prepare for their evening at the host site. At 5:30 p.m. Family Promise’s drivers pick up families from the day center and drive them to the host site where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would with any family. Eat day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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Family Promise of Monroe County
Host Congregations

  • East Stroudsburg United Methodist Church

  • Mount Pocono United Methodist Church

  • Mountainhome United Methodist Church

  • Stroudsburg United Methodist church

  • Stroudsburg Wesleyan Church

  • Trinity Episcopal Church

  • Zion United Church of Christ

  • Zion United Lutheran Church

  • Streamside Camp

Support Congregations

  • Cherry Lane United Methodist Church

  • Christ Episcopal Church

  • Christian & Missionary Alliance Church

  • East Stroudsburg Presbyterian Church

  • Faith United Methodist Church

  • Greater Shiloh Church

  • Holy Cross Greek Orthodox Church

  • Innovation Church

  • Most Holy Trinity Church

  • Mountainhome United Methodist church

  • Neola United Methodist Church

  • Pocono Lake United Methodist Church

  • Pocono Lake Wesleyan Church

  • Poplar Valley United Methodist Church

  • Queen of Peace RC Church

  • St. Luke’s Catholic Church

  • St. Matthew’s Catholic Church

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe Parish

  • St. Paul’s Lutheran Church of Smithfield

  • Salem-St. Paul’s Lutheran

  • Salem United Church of Christ

  • Tobyhanna United Methodist Church

  • United Universalist Fellowship of the Poconos

  • Wooddale United Methodist Church

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