Family Promise of Butler County is an affiliate of Family Promise, Inc. which has been providing overnight lodging to children and families who are homeless throughout our nation since 1988. There are currently more than 200 affiliates in a majority of the United States. Family Promise of Butler County began serving families on September 11, 2016. It joins Warren County Interfaith Hospitality Network and the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Cincinnati to address family homelessness in southwestern Ohio.
Crestview was honored to be asked by Family Promise of Butler County to film their new video promo (above) at Crestview Church in October, 2019. Crestview is blessed to be a host congregation who offers hospitality to children and families who are without a home four weeks per year.
In Butler County, the estimated number of children who are homeless has risen to 2000. As a faith community, we want to respond to this need. For further information or to contribute your time, talent or treasure, go to the Family Promise website. There are many ways that you can help these families in crisis including being a host volunteer, donating supplies for the Day Center, volunteering at the Day Center, and financial support. To find out how you can help, contact Sue Mahlock.
Host Week – November 1-7
“It takes a village”! Crestview Presbyterian is excited to host families from Family Promise, starting on Saturday November 1st! Volunteers are needed to fill slots for: MEAL HOSTS, EVENING HOSTS, OVERNIGHT HOSTS, & KITCHEN HELPERS. If you have a heart to help and can spare a couple hours – we would love to have you join the team! A sign-up table will be outside after the service on Sunday, October 11 or contact Cindy Jean to learn more.
Message From Site Coordinator
I am thrilled to announce that we have a new Volunteer Coordinator, Cindy Jean, to take over our volunteer scheduling for Family Promise at Crestview effective immediately! Cindy will also be training to become one of our dedicated Supervisors and eventually take on more responsibility. I will remain the overall Site Coordinator for the time being. If anyone else is called to take on a more responsibility for this ministry, please email me at the address below.
Masks and social distancing will be required during Host Week and we will run with a minimum number of volunteers. Some changes in volunteer responsibilities will be communicated before you volunteer.
If you would like to welcome Cindy and talk about your availability, please email Cindy Jean. She will be in control of the schedule going forward, instead of me.
Blessings to all,
Please contact Sue Mahlock , site coordinator, if you are interested in getting involved with this ministry.
We can always use more new or gently used Beanie babies for our children guests, as well as bingo prizes for both children and adults.
Any donations may be left behind the Mission desk and put into the carton marked Family Promise.