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 weisenberglutheranchurch@gmail.com or www.fplehighvalley.org for more information.
 
DUE TO THE COVID-19 PANDEMIC, families were housed in motels, HOWEVER, as of August 1, 2021, host sites have started to house FP families again.
We are scheduled to host at least one family the week of November 7, 2021. See Nancy or Peter for more info and how you can help.
 
 
EXCITING NEWS ! ! !
A Prevention Program began in 2021 to help families that are on the brink of losing their home, to try to get through these trying times. Families enroll for 3 months in the program which focuses on budget and credit. Grant money will help families afford monthly expenses and prevent homelessness. The first family has entered the Prevention Program. 
 
The Day Center could use your help by donating any of the following:
· Pillows
· Snacks and juice boxes
· Bath towels and wash cloths
· Sheets
· Pull ups 4T-5T
· Size 5 diapers
· XL Ziploc bags
 
 
 
(Since this program started…but PRIOR TO COVID-19)
 
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.
 
 
HOW CAN YOU HELP?
 
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.
 
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    FUNDRAISERS 2021
 
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Please visit fplehighvalley.org and click under “News & Events” for details.
 
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.
 
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Family Promise provides safe shelter, meals, and support services for
homeless families with children through a collaborative network of local congregations