NEXT ROTATION february 10- 17
There are over 2000 homeless students in Spokane. These children attend school during the day and come home to a car, tent, 24-hour restaurant or doubled up situation. You can help change the course of a child’s life by partnering together with Soma and your Spokane church community. By helping provide hospitality in one of a few different areas during our hosting week, you can become one piece of the puzzle that helps bring clarity and direction to a homeless child and their family.
Family Promise of Spokane is a non-profit homeless shelter whose mission is to address homelessness in our community — one family at a time. Since 1997, Family Promise of Spokane has provided families with young children who are homeless with a supported pathway to self-sufficiency by partnering with churches to provide housing, meals and hospitality. Through hundreds of churches in the past twenty years, over 400 families have found home again. By providing both day and night time housing, case management, nutritious meals, transportation, and social services to address issues that may have contributed to the situation, Family Promise gives parents a chance to focus on finding employment and provides guidance to create a plan to return to permanent housing.
Soma, along with 13 other host churches in Spokane, provide a few homeless families shelter, meals and friendship. This quarter, two to three families will sleep at the Family Promise offices during the week, while our volunteers share meals and operate as hosts. These families have been vetted with background checks. The parents have no felonies, are not taking drugs or alcohol and are desperately looking for a way out of homelessness. We need around 50 people to sign up and help during the week to play our part in helping families find home again.