Family Promise of Hendricks County

Family Promise of Hendricks County has been hard at work these last few months working as a first line of contact for persons who need assistance, many of which have never needed it before.  Even with all that has been done, this is anticipated to be the calm before the storm. Safety nets are going to run out and eviction moratoriums will be lifted soon. The staff at Family Promise is anticipating a significant increase in people seeking help for homelessness.  Staff is planning to be on site at eviction hearings to mediate before going into court to prevent as much homelessness as possible.

Since PUMC’s last Family Promise host week, all three families have found permanent housing! Three new families are now in the residential program getting intense case management to assist them on their way.  As of right now the families are not rotating to different churches and meals are being dropped off at the Avon UMC house where they are staying until the rotations can safely happen again.  PUMC’s next host week begins August 30.  More information to come as the time nears.

Volunteers can again be found helping around the resource centers.  As families move out, they need furniture and household items (and the people to help move them!)  If you have these items or a truck to help move them, contact Lisa at  [email protected] to find out the specific needs.

If you come across persons or families who could use help, please refer them to Family Promise!  Family Promise now has a working relationship with WoodSpring Suites as another place to help keep people sheltered while finding their next home and a grant from United Way is helping cover some of the cost.  Any referrals or questions can be directed to [email protected] or 317.296.3742.  Donations can be dropped off at the resource center in Plainfield (238 North Vine St., Plainfield, IN 46168).

Thank you for your continued support in helping prevent and end homelessness in our community!

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