Family Promise of Ontario County
Thank you for your continued support of the Family Promise Program during our host weeks.
Currently, there are six families anchored by single moms, with a total of 20 children in shelter. Additional apartments will soon be opening in Ontario county for Family Promise families. We expect to fill the other two apartments within a week or two. We have new families in two of our Geneva apartments and our East Bloomfield apartment. We are transitioning out of the two apartments next door to the Mosaic Church and relocating these families in our new Bristol Street and Chapin Street apartments until they acquire permanent housing.
Fifteen congregations and one local business purchased and wrapped almost 500 Christmas gifts for 20 families with 61 children. Our congregation provided gifts for a four-year-old boy and his Mom.
Gas cards are most useful now, as Family Promise has a grant to pay for family groceries.
We can engage face to face with our guests, as COVID subsides in our area. Want to help? Could you...:
« Reset an apartment, help manage donations, grocery shop for our families or help in the office?
« Donate gift cards for our families to buy groceries?
« Inventory and deliver books as part of our partnership with the Budding Readers program?
« Inventory, organize, and deliver donated toys at the Day Center?
« Pray, pray, pray for FPOC families, employees and volunteers:
Permanent housing for all of our guests
A childcare solution for a mom whose work hours are being changed
Peace and stability for a mom experiencing mental health concerns
Strength and love for a first time mother with a one-month-old baby
An easy birth for a mom in labor!
So many ways to help!
Get creative; contact Jay Garrett-Larsen at fpocCaseWork@fpocny.org or 585-953-1108 to learn more.
Save the DATES!
July 2023 - Bed Race 2023 More info to follow
NOTE: We do not have families physically in the building, instead, we support them with gift cards for groceries and gas. Gas cards are preferred.
There are opportunities to volunteer also:
- Prayers, Prayers, Prayers!
- Donate gift cards or online to Family Promise of Ontario County
- Contact Jay Garrett-Larsen at fpocCaseWork@fpocny.org for specific opportunities
Thank You for donating to Family Promise of Ontario County Amazing Bed Race 2021 - "Night Without A Bed". See photo below.
All week we gathered donations for the Amazing Bed Race; exceeded our goal of $750 and won the Knights of Columbus matching $1,000 challenge.