Families in Need
How we help
Family Promise is designed to work with families, meaning at least one adult and one child. Families who participate in the program agree to work with staff to develop a plan for regaining stability. We provide support to help families work toward their goals by locating resources, providing job and educational support, assisting with financial planning, and helping to locate affordable housing.
Families and referral sources can contact Family Promise at 208-882-0165 or and arrange an intake interview. Guests must pass a criminal background check showing no violent crimes and commit to program guidelines, including being drug-free.
Once in the program, families will spend their nights at the local host congregation, staying in each facility for one week at a time. Families will stay together and be served dinner each night by the host congregation. In the mornings after breakfast, we will transport families to our day center. Children will then attend school and adults will work towards individualized goals. Each evening, families will return to the host congregation. This service is designed to help families regain stability and the length of stay typically lasts about 60 days with a maximum program length of 90 days.
Families in need of support can start by calling Family Promise of the Palouse. This will allow us to share information with potential families so they can assess if Family Promise of the Palouse is an option for them. Then an intake will be scheduled.
Once a family as been accepted and agreed to be a part of Family Promise of the Palouse they are required to participate in program components to help them gain lasting independence. This includes; Intense case-management, parenting classes, financial literacy, life skills, transportation and many program incentives. After Families have completed shelter care they transition into After Care/Follow up.
While in after care a family will continue meetings with our case-manager to continue working on their case-plan and financial literacy. Families in after care still have access to many program supports and are provided with incentives to continue. Once families have completed up to a year of after-care they will graduate from Family Promise of the Palouse.