Family Promise is a national program that helps families who experience homelessness by providing temporary housing, services, and meals through community – based and congregational support. St Max has been a congregational member of this program since 2016. Since January of 2020, due to the impact of the Covid pandemic, we have hosted our families offsite and provided them with food supplies and daily meals. We are excited to announce that we will once again be hosting in our St Max Family Life Complex in 2022. Our first host week is January 2 - 8 and we expect to be hosting 2 to 4 families on the premises. We need your help! Please review the various roles and prayerfully consider where you might be able to assist! Questions, please contact Lisa Ciccia, 513-484-6131, FamilyPromise@saint-max.org.
We need your help! Please review the various roles and prayerfully consider where you might be able to assist! Then, fill out this interest form and someone will reach out to you.
Meal/Food Facilitator - Identifies volunteers who will provide food items and prepare/serve meals for FP guests. Coordinates food activities through SignUpGenius and other communication methods.
Weekly Coordinators - Identifies volunteers for various roles for our hosting weeks (4 x a year). Acts as point of contact for that week. Works closely with FP Program coordinator to ensure readiness. *
Evening Coordinators - Is main point of contact each evening during hosting week. Works with the Weekly Coordinator to facilitate any needs for that specific day. (Time commitment: 5:45 -9:00 PM)*
Meal Hosts - Prepare evening meals in full (or in part) for hosted families on site at St Max. Joins the guests during the meal and acts as host and ambassador to ensure a welcoming environment. (Time commitment: 5:30 PM – 7:00 PM)
Evening Volunteers - Works closely with the Evening Coordinator to assist with the FP families. Volunteer duties may involve assisting with meals or facilitating children’s activities, depending on the number and make up of hosted families. (Time commitment: 5:45 PM -9:00 PM)
Overnight Volunteers - Act as Overnight point of contact for each full evening stay until departure on the following morning. Two individuals required. (Time commitment: 8:45 PM - 7:00 AM) *
Food Volunteers - Provides various food items or portions of meals to FP guests. Coordinated through Meal/Food Facilitator.
Laundry Volunteers - Launder sheets and blankets after each hosting week.
Set Up/Tear Down - Assists at the beginning and end of each week to set up/tear down bedding in classrooms. Needed on first Sunday afternoon of hosting (set up) and early morning (6:00 AM) on second Sunday of hosting (tear down).
*SafeParish Certification required for these roles
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To help alleviate the needs of children and their families who are experiencing homelessness in Butler County by providing shelter, meals, diversion, and comprehensive support services. Learn more about Family Promise of Butler County at www.familypromisebutlercountyoh.org.