The Interfaith Homeless Network, which for a number of years has provided overnight shelter, meals and hospitality at affiliated local churches, is changing its name. Like the national organization, the name now will be Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga.
The faith-based aspect of the organization will remain the same with the core program of local churches, according to Kathie Scobee Fulgham,. president of the board of trustees of Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga.. Family Promise will be adding some new community initiatives and expanded services to assist and ensure that families return to self-sufficiency, which is the family promise.
The name change came about for several reasons. The new name takes advantage of nationwide efforts with the corporate organization, especially regarding exposure and publicity. The new name reflects the larger scope of what each affiliate does and is not limited to one program. Family Promise is now able to provide homeless families with day shelter and educational programs as well as a centralized location to link homeless families to existing community resources, jobs and housing and a return to self-sufficiency.
For more information, contact Ms. Fulgham at Fulghamemail@example.com or 425-6201.