The next Family Promise of Rutherford County meeting is this Tuesday evening, November 14, 2017 at 7:00 pm. The meeting will be at the Smyrna First United Methodist Church (301 Sam Davis Rd, Smyrna, TN 37167).
The Host Recruiting Team will be conducting training at 6pm, followed by the main meeting at 7pm. Residents are encouraged to bring a friend.
"The Family Promise Network Program brings shelter, meals and support services to families without homes," said Assistant City Manager Jennifer Moody. "Family Promise Networks are a cost-efficient, effective community response to family homeliness."
City staff first met with representatives of Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga in March 2017 and became convinced the community should be invited to learn more about how this program could benefit Murfreesboro families.
Residents of the community, including faith-based and non-profit organizations who express interest, are encouraged to learn more about the non-profit 501(c)3 organization, a non-denominational organization for children and families facing homelessness. The purpose of the Community Meeting is to support local efforts to collaborate on a community-based solution to meet the needs of Murfreesboro's homeless. Representatives from national office of Family Promise will be available to answer questions about the Family Promise model.
Currently, 207 Family Promise affiliates in 43 states are serving the at-risk community by hosting homeless families at faith-based and non-profit facility locations throughout the country. Some 6,000 congregations and 180,000 volunteers make up the networks that have served approximately half a million people.