Family Promise Rochester

A nonprofit organization

17 donors

37% complete

$7,500 Goal

Family Promise Rochester (FPR) has been operating in the community since 2001. FPR initially started as Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Rochester and has since transformed into Family Promise Rochester. Here, families experiencing homelessness receive a warm safe place to call home, hot meals, shower and laundry facilities along with case management and ongoing life skills programming. Family Promise Rochester’s North Star House, shelter, allows families to stay for up to 4 months while they work with a case manager to achieve sustainable independence. As a small-scale shelter service four families at one time, Family Promise Rochester, works hard to partner with other community agencies to provide programming. In 2010 FPR began partnering with MN Housing and Cascade Creek apartments to provide four Permanent Supportive Apartment for families transitioning from shelter. In 2022 FPR added two new programs, Shelter Diversion and Prevention and Scattered-Site transitional shelter, to the catalog of offerings to the families and the community. These new programs are in partnership with the United Way of Olmsted County, Olmsted County Housing & Redevelopment Authority (HRA) and a community wide effort by local churches.

My favorite part of Family Promise, and what I think sets us apart from other non-profits, is that we offer twice monthly Life Skills classes. These classes are held at Northrup Education Center for current AND graduate families. Families are provided supper and an educational time for the adults. Classes are on various topics such as finances, insurance, health and safety, cooking, parenting, and job interviews and resumes. The kiddos also have classes that are typically full of fun and games.

As you consider organizations to support this spring, please remember that the safety net that Family Promise Rochester provides to families cannot be done without the support of our donors and volunteers.  

What we will do with your donations:

- Continue to maintain general operations and  fund Family Promise Rochester added overhead costs as a result of relocation.

- Purchase food, medicine, cleaning supplies, and personal needs for families as they arise.

Thank you for believing in the mission of Family Promise Rochester and for your unending support as we adapt to change, challenge our strengths, and collaborate in creative ways to best serve the most vulnerable families among us. 

Erin Sinnwell, Interim Executive Director
Family Promise Rochester

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Family Promise Rochester

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913 1st Street NW



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