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2023 Adopt A Family

Family Promise of Mid Michigan 2023 Adopt a Family Program: Spreading Hope and Love


In the heart of Genesee County, Michigan, an organization dedicated to helping homeless families is making a significant impact through its Adopt-A-Family program. Family Promise of Mid Michigan, a non-profit that has been serving the community for nearly ten years, continues to provide hope, support, and stability to those experiencing homelessness. In 2023, their Adopt a Family program is set to shine brighter than ever, connecting caring individuals and families with those in need. In this blog post, we'll take a closer look at the program, its impact, and how you can get involved.


A Beacon of Hope in Mid Michigan


Family Promise of Mid Michigan is a local affiliate of the National Family Promise organization, and they've been working tirelessly to address the issue of family homelessness in the community since 2014. Our mission ending homelessness…one family at a time. We do this by providing shelter, prevention, diversion, meals, and comprehensive support to homeless families while empowering them to regain their independence.


The Adopt a Family program is a beautiful extension of their mission. It encourages community members to directly contribute to the well-being and success of families experiencing homelessness by offering support, resources, and compassion.


How the Program Works


The Adopt a Family program is a powerful way to make a difference in the lives of homeless families in Genesee and Lapeer County. Here's how it works:


1. Identification and Assessment: Family Promise identifies families in need through a careful assessment process. These families are typically facing challenging circumstances, and the organization ensures that their needs are well-documented.


2. Matching Families with Sponsors: Community members, families, and individuals have the opportunity to become sponsors. They are matched with a homeless family based on their preferences, such as family size or specific needs. These sponsors commit to providing support, encouragement, and assistance.


3. Providing Support: Sponsors are encouraged to provide support in various ways, such as offering financial assistance, school supplies for children, clothing, or even mentorship and guidance. The support offered is tailored to the unique needs of the family and can extend well beyond financial aid.


Why the Adopt a Family Program Matters


The Adopt a Family program has a profound impact on both the families receiving support and the sponsors offering it. Here's why it's so essential:


1. Restoring Hope: For homeless families, the program offers a glimmer of hope. It shows them that they are not alone and that there are people in the community who care deeply about their well-being.


2. Building Relationships: Sponsors and families build meaningful, lasting relationships that go beyond financial assistance. These connections often lead to mutual growth, understanding, and friendship.


3. Community Unity: The program fosters a sense of community and unity in Genesee and Lapeer County. It brings people from diverse backgrounds together to address a common issue, making the community stronger and more compassionate.


How You Can Get Involved


Getting involved in the Adopt a Family program is a rewarding experience. Here are some ways you can contribute:


1. Become a Sponsor: You can make a significant impact by becoming a sponsor and adopting a family in need. Click here to sign up to be a sponsor


2. Volunteer: If you're not in a position to be a sponsor, consider volunteering your time and skills to support the organization's initiatives. We often need assistance with meal preparation, transportation, and other essential tasks.


3. Donate: Family Promise relies on donations to continue their vital work. Monetary (or gift card) contributions are always appreciated and go a long way in supporting homeless families.


4. Raise Awareness: Share the mission and activities of Family Promise of Mid Michigan with your network. Increasing awareness can lead to more support and involvement from the community.


Family Promise of Genesee County's Adopt a Family program is a shining example of how a community can come together to make a positive difference in the lives of homeless families. By offering support, compassion, and hope, the program not only transforms the lives of those in need but also strengthens the bonds of community. In 2023, let's join hands and ensure that no family in Genesee and Lapeer County is left without shelter, support, and the love they deserve. Together, we can make a brighter future for all.


If you want to learn more about Family Promise of Mid Michigan or how to get involved in the Adopt a Family program, visit our website or contact us at info@familypromiseofgc.org.



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