Ben Salem United Church of Christ - Lehighton, PA
Fundraisers, Events & Training

Family Promise Volunteers:   There will be a new Volunteer Training held at People’s EC Church (216 Wagner Street, Lehighton) on Tuesday, April 24 at 6:30PM.  This training will provide information about the Family Promise Program and how it works, discuss confidentiality, and to answer any of your questions or concerns as a volunteer. II would be happy to attend this meeting with any of our volunteers who would like a refresher or training.  Please let me know if you are able to attend.   Thank you!     Karen Hayman    570-241-7842 Our next hosting week will take place the week of June 10-16, 2018, .



·      Family Promise was founded in Summit, NJ in 1988 on the belief that people are compassionate and want to make a difference.  Family Promise has grown into a national non-profit organization, mobilizing communities & existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence.

·      The issue of family homelessness has never been more critical.  Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in the United States.  Sixty-four percent of U.S. cities turned away homeless families with children because there was lack of bed space.

·      Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population.

·      One out of every 30 American children will experience homelessness this year.

·      Family Promise is growing. Established in 1988, there are 206 Affiliates across 43 states.

·      Family Promise provided shelter and social services to nearly 70,000 people last year…nearly 60% of them children.

·      Our Affiliates nationwide have developed more than 1,500 Community Initiatives to empower families and help them achieve lasting independence, from parenting classes and after-school tutoring to financial literacy and workforce development programs.

·      Family Promise is cost-effective.  Because we utilize existing resources, we are able to deliver $3 in goods and services for every $1 we receive.

·      Family Promise works.  On average, 74% of our guests secure housing within 9 weeks, helping them to achieve sustainable independence.

·      Family Promise is the leading volunteer-driven non-profit providing services to homeless families.
Information provided by Family Promise Carbon County, September 2017.  Reference:

For the cost of $0.50 a day you can become a patron of Club 180 and help Family Promise of Carbon County make a difference in the lives of homeless families in Carbon County! To participate, complete and mail a donation card with your name, address, e-mail address, congregation if applicable, and your donation commitment in a sealed envelope with your check to:
Family Promise of Carbon County
225 Iron Street
Lehighton, PA 18235
All Gifts are tax-deductible.

Family Promise Training:
All volunteers must be trained on a yearly basis. You have two options for training.  Please see below......
OPTION 1:  Live Family Promise Training Session
The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints
1140 Pohopoco Drive, Lehighton, PA 18235
Sunday, May 3rd at 1:30PM. 
RSVP to Karen H. if planning on attending
OPTION 2:  Watch a 15-minute online training video and complete a simple 5 question quiz. 
Please contact one of the coordinators if you need the questions or if you do not have access to the Internet.
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Family Promise
"How Can I Help" Talking with Guests and Volunteers.