Family Promise Giving Day 2019

 

Did you know that one out of every five people who experiences homelessness is a child?  Or, that families with children make up nearly 35% of the people in this country who are experiencing homelessness?  Family homelessness is a national problem that Family Promise addresses through its 200+ Affiliates and 200,000 volunteers.

The week of October 20-27, 2019 we celebrate our Affiliates, volunteers and families with Family Promise Week.  Our local Affiliate, Family Promise of Central CT is one of 200 + programs across the country uniting the faith community to help children and their families who are homeless.  Family Promise Week raises awareness about the issue of homelessness and celebrate the service of our congregation and others to serve our brothers and sisters in need.

Giving Day is October 25th! This is an opportunity to raise vital funds for FPCCT. Please share this link with your family and friends:

https://www.fpgives.org/organizations/family-promise-cct

FPCCT in the News

Since we opened our doors in the Spring of 2017, our program has been featured in the local news.

On October 26, 2019, FPCCT Board President, Ed Liedke spoke on the radio show, “Saturdays with Steve Parker.” To listen to the clip, click the link below:

Steve Parker: Homelessness in CT

On July 29, 2019, the Hartford Courant published an article about our partnership with our newest host congregation, First Church in Farmington.

You can the article at this link: Farmington First Church Of Christ Begins Partnership With Family Promise

In November of 2018, the New Britain Herald came by to our Day Center and interviewed one of our guests, our director, Heather Labbe, and a representative from our partners at MicroCare.

Please read the article: New Britain’s Family Promise helps families in peril find shelter

In August of last year, local Fox61 did a feature on our program and told the story of one of our guest families. To see the piece, please click the link below:

A New Britain Mother’s Journey Beyond Homelessness

Local newspaper, the Hartford Courant, published two articles about us and our Day Center:

Giving Homeless Families A Place To Be, Hope

Hometown Heroes: Helping New Britain-Area Homeless Get Back On Track