About Us

History, Mission and Goals

Family Promise of Washington County began to evolve in 2012 after a series of community assessments highlighted a growing problem with homelessness among families in Washington County. A core group of committed volunteers and churches made contact with the Family Promise national organization. They initiated a planning process which led to Family Promise of Washington County. Some important milestones include:

* 2013 – Family Promise of Washington County was recognized with 501-C-3 status
* 2014 – a property was purchased with grant money for use as a day center and renovations were begun
* 2015 – The Anchor House was opened and used as the center of Family Promise operations
* July 2015 – a full time director was hired
* September 2015 - First families accepted

The mission of Family Promise of Washington County is to to help homeless families achieve ​independence though a community based response

Since opening our doors in September of 2015, Family Promise has received 150 referrals and has served 11 families representing 17 adults and 23 children, ranging in age from newborn to 14 years, and one pregnant mother totaling 40 individuals. Thus far 12 of our parents have obtained jobs, eight families have transitioned into stable housing, and one mother obtained her G.E.D and CNA. All families have been connected with supportive community resources.

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Board of Trustees:
President- Bob Shell
Vice President - Michael Huff

Secretary- Jamie Carithers
Treasurer- Rita Neff
Kevin Bjornen
Larry Cowan
Lee Stephens
Robert J Fries
Lorri Hanna
Kelley Becker


Committee Chairs:
Host Congregations Chair- vacant 
Day Center Chair-  M'Liss Jenkins
Fund Development Chair - Kevin Bjornen  
Transportation Chair- vacant
Personnel Chair - vacant

Finance Chair - Rita Neff
Volunteer Chair - Mary Shell​
Marketing Chair - Chad Clayton