Family Promise of Lincoln County recently received a $35,000 grant from the Meyer Memorial Trust to support operating costs for their homeless family program. The Meyer Memorial Grants were announced in June with 109 recipients receiving a total of $4.3 million dollars. The Meyer Memorial Trust was formed in 1982 and is one of the largest, private foundations in Oregon.
“Family Promise has been growing over this first year of operation, “stated Executive Director, Hanna Connett. “We are thankful to our partnering churches and the community for helping us launch this program. This grant will help us move toward further successes for the families we serve.”
Family Promise works to help homeless families with children get back on their feet and regain independence.
Their mission statement is to alleviate child and parent homelessness by mobilizing communities and building partnerships with congregations and social service agencies to provide shelter, meals and more as families strive for sustainable independence. In its first year of operation, Family Promise has served 15 families with over 52 people. More than 50% of these people are children.
“We recently heard of continued successes from families who have graduated from the program.” Sue Anderson, Board President explained. “During follow-up contact, we heard that three different people who have moved on from our program, have each had job promotions which include salary increases. It is great to see our efforts turning into ongoing success stories.”
Family Promise of Lincoln County is located at 5030 SE Hwy 101 #347 in Lincoln City and can be reached at 541-614-0964 or see our website at www.familypromiseoflincolncounty.org.