Interested in how Family Promise can help YOUR family? Call us today at 865-233-4737 or stop by our office and let’s discuss your options!
Family Promise assists families with children with temporary family shelter. While in our shelter, you’ll work with our coaches to get new or better jobs, childcare, transportation, and much more. After shelter, you may be considered for our transitional housing and/or Going Home, Staying Home programs.
Our goal is for you and your family to return to permanent housing as quickly as possible. We only take four families at a time in our shelter program, and each family has their own dedicated room that they don’t share with anyone else. Family Promise is here to help you on your journey back to your own home!
Family Promise of Blount County leads the way in ending child and family homelessness in Blount County and the surrounding region. Started in 2008 to meet the need of families experiencing homelessness, Family Promise has provided emergency shelter for more than 1,000 people, transitional housing for 40 families, and worked with all families as they have moved out into permanent housing through the “Going Home, Staying Home” program. All families are required to participate in intensive case management, which identifies challenges and barriers that affect a family’s ability to obtain/maintain housing. At this time, over 72% of families served have maintained permanent housing for 6 months after leaving Family Promise programs.