Three to four times during the year WRPC serves as a host congregation for up to five families participating in Family Promise. Family Promise seeks to alleviate homelessness by helping low-income families achieve and sustain independence.
In support of this mission WRPC, along with over 30 other Wake County churches, has committed the hearts and hands of our members and the use of our facilities to provide a safe and dignified refuge for Family Promise’s families. During each of the host weeks, we pick families up each afternoon at a Day Center on Method Road and bring them to our church, where we provide an evening meal, hospitality and a place to stay for the night. The student lounge becomes our living room/den area for the week and Sunday School rooms are transformed into sleeping rooms. After a breakfast in the morning, we take the families back to the Day Center where they go on to work or job search, and school.
How Can You Help?
There are many ways for volunteers of all ages to get involved. Individuals and families can help with setup and takedown, evening or overnight hospitality, and providing food. Adults can provide transportation or follow up with doing laundry at home.