One of several faith-based congregations who have enrolled in Lower Bucks County’s Family Promise program, YUMC members will be hosting homeless families for a week in their church building at Scammell’s Corner in Lower Makefield, four times a year.
The Family Promise of Lower Bucks Day Center in Bristol is one of more than 200 centers across the United States, whose mission is to provide education and assistance to homeless families so that they can re-establish themselves in a home and in employment.
Services provided include counseling, arranging childcare, transportation, budgeting, job interview skills, and referrals to healthcare services. Services offered in Family Promise Day Centers around the U.S. are unique to the needs of that particular community.
Families spend the day at various tasks at the Day Center in Bristol, then are transported in the evening to participating faith-based organizations, where they are provided with a warm, welcoming, and safe environment, an evening meal, opportunities for conversation and recreation, and sleeping rooms.
The following morning, breakfast is served and “fixings” for guests to pack lunches are provided for their day and their work ahead at the Center.
For more information about how you can be involved in the Family Promise program, go to www.fplb.org.