Family Promise of Lower Bucks (FPLB) is a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization that brings the local faith-based community together to assist homeless families with children regain their housing and their independence. FPLB is part of a network of more than 200 affiliates across the United States that work to reduce homelessness and transform lives.
FPLB provides services to families through a network of faith-based congregations and community volunteers. Congregations will provide hospitality, overnight shelter, and meals at their house of worship to families for one week at a time about 4 to 5 times a year. Each morning the guests in the program (about 3 to 4 families at a time) will travel to the FPLB community “day center” where a director skilled in social services and organization will provide the guidance and assistance they need to re-establish themselves in the community. Help offered will include counseling, getting children to school, arranging child care, transportation, budgeting, job interview skills, connections to other services such as healthcare and more.
Through Family Promise’s proven combination of compassionate volunteers and professional structure and support, nearly 80% of the families mentored by Family Promise programs nationally are enabled to return to self-sufficiency.
On an average day, more than 200 children in Bucks County have no place to call home. They live with their families in motels, shelters, temporary housing or doubled-up arrangements; some in their cars. While there are many wonderful programs in Bucks County reaching out to help families, the reality is that often times there are significant waiting lists for services. With the help of volunteers and many local congregations of all faiths, Family Promise of Lower Bucks can offer help to some of these families in their time of desperate need.
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