Boca Raton, FL (PRWEB) June 14, 2012
FamilyViewed.com donated $1,000 to their local chapter of Family Promise in Palm Beach County to help families who have become temporarily homeless get back on their feet.
Family Promise is a national non-profit organization that helps homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence. They believe that every child deserves a home and work towards that goal for each family they help. Nationally the organization started in 1988. The Florida South Palm Beach County chapter was started in 2008.
It might not seem possible but nationally 40% of all people who are homeless are families and one out of every 50 children experience being homeless each year. Even in Palm Beach County the school district estimates that more than 1,200 children are homeless.
Family Promise uses a multifaceted approach by integrating educational outreach, smart programming, and effective policies. Volunteers provide facilities to feed and house the guests. During the day, adult guests use the Day Center. The Day Center gives them a mailing address, phone service, and computer access to enable them to find housing and employment. Case managers work with the guests to achieve their goal of self-reliance. Volunteers in Palm Beach County come from congregations of multiple faiths. Congregations (churches and synagogues) rotate hosting the Family Promise guests weekly.
FamilyViewed.com’s co-founder, Michele Knowlton, said “We are a start-up firm. We are pleased to donate $1,000 to Family Promise and hope that we can do more next year. It is a great organization helping families. Their mission is closely in line with our focus of families and parenting. ” FamilyViewed.com is an interactive on-line tool for families to use to help encourage a strong work ethic and good behaviors. It also helps teach kids basic budgeting, savings and time management skills.