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.
Family Promise Volunteer & Training Opportunities and Needs for 2020
“I thank my God in all my remembrance of you….” Philippians 1:3
Warm thanks to all who shared their gifts of time, treasure and talent with our Family Promise guests this year. We thank God for each one of you! By working together, we are able to serve our neighbors as the body of Christ and sustain this important local ministry.
An initial training for any Family Promise volunteers with guest contact will be offered at Crestview on Monday, January 27th at 6:30pm in the Middle sanctuary. This is offered by FP and for those who have never attended one yet. Anyone who has or is desiring to volunteer as overnight host, supervisor, evening host, kitchen help or meal host should make every effort to attend this 1 1/2 hour training. Register by contacting Sue.
Have you served with Family Promise host week and really felt called to do even more?
We are in need of an Assistant Site Coordinator (1 or 2 needed) – to provide assistance in recruiting volunteers, covering supervisor shifts during host week as necessary, assist with organizing supplies and providing general back up support to our site coordinator. Email communication is important for this position.
Please contact Sue Mahlock , site coordinator, if you have interest in any of these positions.
Supply Needs for 2020
We are filled up on clothing, dental, shampoo and lotion supplies right now. However, we do have need for about 50 individual Kleenex packs and trial sized deodorants.
We can always use more new or gently used Beanie babies for our children guests as well as bingo prizes for both adults and children.
Any donations may be left behind the Mission desk and put into the carton marked Family Promise.
Family Promise Guests Celebrate New Year at Crestview
Crestview Deacons and volunteers from our church and supporting churches rang in the New Year week with a wonderful buffet, games, movies and love! See the pictures below of some of our volunteers and the two families we provided hospitality for. Keep both families in your prayers for a home of their own soon!
Here is a note from one of Crestview’s volunteers about that evening.