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Become a Partner Congregation


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 with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return 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 be with any family. Each 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

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • 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 Partner Congregation

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Committed Host Congregations

  • Community Congregational United Church of Christ (Pullman)

  • Emmanuel Baptist Church (Pullman)

  • First Presbyterian Church (Moscow)

  • First United Methodist Church (Moscow)

  • Living Faith Fellowship (Pullman)

  • Pullman Presbyterian Church

  • Simpson United Methodist Church (Pullman)

  • St. Mary's Catholic Church (Moscow)

  • Trinity Lutheran Church (Pullman)

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of the Palouse (Moscow)

Committed Support Congregations

  • Humanists of the Palouse (Moscow)

  • Islamic Center of Moscow

  • Peace Lutheran (Colfax)

  • Sacred Heart Catholic Church (Pullman)

  • St. Boniface (Uniontown)

  • St. Gall (Colton)

  • St. James Episcopal Church (Pullman)

  • St. Mark's Episcopal Church (Moscow)

  • Troy Lutheran Church

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints

    • Colfax Ward

    • Palouse River Ward (Moscow)

    • Paradise Ridge Ward (Moscow)

    • Pioneer Hill Ward (Pullman)

    • Quail Run Ward (Moscow)

    • Rolling Hills Ward (Moscow)

    • Sunnyside Ward (Pullman)

    • Terre View Ward (Pullman)

    • Troy Ward

  • The United Church of Moscow

  • Venture Church

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