Family Promise Night At The Chattanooga Lookouts August 31

Tuesday, August 12, 2014

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga and the Chattanooga Lookouts invite the public to join them for a night of baseball and fireworks on Sunday, Aug. 31. By purchasing tickets to the game against the Tennessee Smokies from Family Promise, patrons are helping support Chattanooga’s only family homeless service provider.

Tickets are $5 and the Chattanooga Lookouts will donate $2 of each ticket purchased to Family Promise (ticket must be purchased from Family Promise). For each ticket redeemed at the game, another donation of $0.

50 will be made to Family Promise.

Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga currently offers four programs to help end family homelessness in our area:

The IHN Overnight Shelter Program is a traditional, faith-based program that operates in area congregations and continues to provide food, shelter and hospitality to families in need. Over fifty area churches and synagogues currently partner to host and support efforts to provide temporary housing for families, and provide a cost-effective mobilization of community resources. Seventy-five to eighty percent of families exit this program to stable housing, either employed or with income supports, if disabled, and securely linked to supportive and follow-up services.

The Family Promise Day Center Program provides food, transportation, day shelter, shower and laundry facilities, case management, life skills and educational classes, computers to develop resumes and apply online for jobs and housing, indoor and outdoor play areas for children and a nap room. As the name suggests, families stay here during the day.

The Centralized Intake Program provides intakes, assessments, case management, emergency assistance, and secure linkage to existing community resources for supportive services, guiding families to services, and housing.

The Going Home Program is a partnership between Family Promise, the Chattanooga Housing Authority, and local builders and property owners. Family Promise screens and selects families for placement in public, renovated and newly constructed housing, and provides one year of case management services where property owners can access assistance and guidance from a case manager for any family issues.

Tickets are available at the FPGC Day Center, 1184 Baldwin St., Monday-Friday, 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Cash, checks and credit cards are accepted. For more information, please call 423-756-3891 or visit www.familypromisechattanooga.com.


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