Building community, strengthening lives
A simple act of compassion set in motion a national movement to end family homelessness.
Family Promise was founded in 1986.  With homeless children in our own neighborhoods, actions were taken to start Family Promise of the Lehigh Valley.  Weisenberg Lutheran Church is just one of many local churches in transforming lives and empowering families to independence by being a host congregation as part of an interfaith hospitality network.  About four times a year, we will provide meals and a safe and loving environment for up to four families who are temporarily homeless.  We will do this for one week at a time and up to four weeks a year.
Check back as progress continues to be made in this ministry or you can contact Pete or Nancy
or e-mail us at or for more information.
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, families are housed in motels.
We are making a difference in families lives!  We hosted families for five weeks so far. The families arrive on Sunday around 5:00 pm.  After breakfast, they are transported to the Day Center, located at 1346 Hamilton Street, Allentown.  The families return to Weisenberg for dinner, conversation and overnight accommodations. Then the following Sunday, they will be hosted by another church.
Volunteers will be needed to setup on a Sunday afternoon, supply food, prepare dinner with the families, help kids with homework in the evening, help or visit with adults in the evening, sleep overnight at our church, and prepare breakfast on weekends. A big need is for volunteers to clean up on a Sunday morning to takedown beds/supplies. To sign-up, see Eileen, Joyce or Jan.
March 25 at 6 pm ~ Virtual Kickoff of 2021 Homecoming
A current and graduate family
Recognition of volunteers and host congregations
Auction – Showcasing congregation talents
Gift cards for local restaurants and businesses
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If you shop on Amazon, you can do your regular shopping
and support Family Promise at the same time.  Click here to get started.
THANK YOU to the “Deitsch Eck” Restaurant and those that supported
their “Plate it Forward” program for the month of January 2020
with all proceeds going to Family Promise.
Family Promise provides safe shelter, meals, and support services for
homeless families with children through a collaborative network of local congregations