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Family Promise of Mid Michigan hosts a Community Gathering - April 16, 2024 - St. Paul’s Episcopal Church - Addressing Family Housing Crisis Through Collaborative Efforts.


[FLINT, MI, 4 APRIL 2024]—In a concerted effort to combat the housing crisis affecting our community, Family Promise of Mid Michigan is hosting a Community Gathering on April 16th at its new Day Center within St. Paul’s Episcopal Church. Along with current partners, they invite people who are curious about how to help support needy families.


Families facing housing instability right here in our midst are finding hope and assistance through the coordinated efforts of Family Promise of Mid Michigan and its network of partners. Through innovative programs and compassionate outreach, they are making significant strides in addressing this pressing issue affecting many.


Family Promise of Mid Michigan and its partners have developed comprehensive strategies to aid families experiencing housing crises as part of their commitment to serving the community. By providing more than shelter, access to resources, and case management guidance toward long-term stability, they offer a lifeline to those in need.


“We recognize the urgency of the housing crisis in our community and are dedicated to providing immediate support to families facing instability,” says Tiffani Wharry, Executive Director of Family Promise of MidMichigan. “A cost-effective alternative to traditional shelter, our holistic approach encompasses prevention, diversion, stabilization, and short-term emergency shelter. We empower and provide an outlet to avoid duplication of services for others in the community with like-minded goals of helping struggling families.  We offer comprehensive solutions that address the root causes of a housing crisis that often can lead to homelessness and provide pathways to sustainable housing.”




To learn more about how Family Promise of Mid Michigan and its partners are making a difference in our community and how you can get involved, please visit [www.familypromisemidmichigan.org] or contact them at 810-234-9444.


About Family Promise of Mid Michigan

Family Promise is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization addressing the crisis of family homelessness in Genesee County.  In 2012, a group of individuals came together wanting to help children and families in a housing crisis. Since then, FPMM  has provided more than 16,763 nights of safe sleep and 46,572 meals and has served more than 2,055 people, primarily children. Currently, 92% of our graduating families still live in stable homes. Through a comprehensive set of solutions involving prevention, emergency shelter, and stabilization, Family Promise empowers families experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness to reclaim and maintain their independence. We are not just a shelter but a holistic solution to ending family homelessness….one family at a time.  To learn more about FPGC, visit familypromisemidmichigan.org



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Tiffani Ferrier-Wharry, Executive Director

or

Nicole Hoste-Breslin, Development Director

810.234.9444

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Updated: Apr 1




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[FLINT, MI., MARCH 29, 2024] – Family Promise of Mid Michigan (FPMM) is thrilled with its upcoming milestone 10th Annual Give Me Shelter 5K event.


Scheduled to take place on Saturday, August 10, 2024, at the renowned For-Mar Nature Preserve, the 10th Annual Give Me Shelter 5K Trail Run welcomes individuals of all fitness levels and abilities to partake in the excitement. The transition to a trail run opens up new avenues for exploration and adds an element of challenge and adventure to the beloved event.


"We are excited to surpass this milestone with our Give Me Shelter 5K event," said Tiffani Wharry, Executive Director of Family Promise of Mid Michigan. It reminds us where we started, small running through the paths at Genesys Hospital. And now here we are again at the beautiful For-Mar Nature Preserve. It reflects our commitment to offering fresh and engaging experiences while continuing to support our mission of aiding families experiencing homelessness in our community." 


The event will retain its festive atmosphere and family-friendly appeal, ensuring a memorable experience for participants of all ages. Registration details, including packet pickup information and registration fees, are live on the FPMM website, [www.familypromisemidmichigan.org], and social media channels.


As with previous years, the 10th Annual Give Me Shelter 5K Trail Run will include exciting features such as a FREE Kids "Super Hero" themed Fun Run and an award ceremony honoring top performers. 


Join us in celebrating a decade of community support and camaraderie while experiencing the thrill of trail running amidst the stunning landscapes of For-Mar Nature Preserve.


For media inquiries, please contact:


Nicole Hoste-Breslin

Development Director

Family Promise of Mid Michigan

810.234.9444

development@familypromiseofgc.orga


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About Family Promise of Mid Michigan

Family Promise is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization addressing the crisis of family homelessness in Genesee County.  In 2012, a group of individuals came together wanting to help children and families in a housing crisis. Since then, FPGC has provided more than 16,763 nights of safe sleep, 46,572 meals, and served more than 2,055 people, mostly children. Currently, 92% of our families who graduated still live in stable homes. Through a comprehensive set of solutions involving prevention, emergency shelter, and stabilization, Family Promise empowers families experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness to reclaim and maintain their independence. We are not just a shelter but a holistic solution to ending family homelessness….one family at a time.  To learn more about FPGC, visit familypromisemidmichigan.org.



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  • Writer's pictureNicole Hoste-Breslin

Updated: Apr 1

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FAMILY PROMISE OF GENESEE COUNTY ANNOUNCES REBRANDING TO FAMILY PROMISE OF MID MICHIGAN


[FLINT, MI-January 9, 2024] – To better reflect its expanded service area into the Lapeer Community and commitment to addressing homelessness in the broader region, Family Promise of Genesee County is proud to announce its official name change to Family Promise of Mid Michigan.


This rebranding comes at a pivotal moment for the organization as it continues to grow and evolve to meet the changing needs of the community. The decision to adopt the new name is rooted in a desire to more accurately represent Family Promise's comprehensive support and services to families experiencing homelessness throughout communities in Mid Michigan.


Family Promise of Mid Michigan will continue its mission to empower families to achieve lasting independence by offering prevention, shelter diversion, emergency shelter, life skill development, and other support services. The organization remains dedicated to its core values of compassion, dignity, and community, ensuring that families facing homelessness receive the assistance they need to regain stability and self-sufficiency.


"The decision to update our name to Family Promise of Mid Michigan is a significant step forward for our organization," said [Tiffani Ferrier-Wharry, Executive Director]. "We are excited about the opportunities this change presents to deepen our impact across the region and strengthen our partnerships within the communities we serve. The new name better reflects our commitment to helping families in need throughout Mid Michigan and emphasizes our holistic approach to ending homelessness. Our mission remains the same -- ending homelessness…one family at a time.™"


Family Promise of Mid Michigan invites community members, partners, and supporters to join them in celebrating this exciting chapter in their history. As they transition to the new name, they have also changed the location of their Day Center, essentially the hub of FPMM, which is now located on the 2nd floor of St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in the heart of downtown Flint. 


The organization is thrilled to announce a Grand Reopening and ribbon-cutting event. Members of the public, local dignitaries, and community partners are invited to attend this joyous event, including remarks from organizational leaders, testimonials from those positively impacted by Family Promise, and an opportunity to tour the new facilities. The celebration will highlight the organization's rich history and showcase its ambitious vision for the future as Family Promise of Mid Michigan continues its mission to provide shelter, meals, and support services to families in need. Join them on January 30, 2024, at the Family Promise of Mid Michigan Day Center, 711 S. Saginaw, Flint, MI, as they cut the ribbon and embark on this exciting new chapter of hope and service.


For more information, please visit the newly rebranded website at www.familypromisemidmichigan.org or contact Tiffani Wharry, Executive Director, at (810) 234.9444.


About Family Promise of Mid Michigan

Family Promise of Mid Michigan is a nonprofit, tax-exempt 501(c)(3) organization addressing the crisis of family homelessness in Genesee County and surrounding communities.  In 2012, a group of individuals came together wanting to help children and families in a housing crisis. Since then, FPGC has provided more than 16,763 nights of safe sleep, 46,572 meals, and served more than 2,055 people, the majority of them children. Currently, 92% of our families who graduated still live in stable homes. Through a comprehensive set of solutions involving prevention, emergency shelter, and stabilization, Family Promise of MM empowers families experiencing or who are at risk of homelessness to reclaim and maintain their independence. We are not just a shelter but a holistic solution to ending family homelessness….one family at a time.  To learn more about FPGC, visit familypromiseofgc.org.


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