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Abundance of the Heart 2013!
On the morning of Friday, October 25th, 2013, 8:00 am - 9:00 am, at the Little America Hotel (500 South Main Street, Salt Lake City), Family Promise - Salt Lake will hold our annual fundraiser breakfast, the "Abundance of the Heart."
It is a time for us to celebrate the positive and life-altering successes of Family Promise, but more importantly, it is a time to spread awareness and highlight the crisis of family homelessness right here in Salt Lake.
This year, we are honored to have as our Keynote Speaker, Stacey Bess, local author of "Nobody Don't Love Nobody, Lessons on Love from a School with No Name," a young teacher's account of educating homeless students, which was made into the 2011 Hallmark Hall of Fame movie, "Beyond the Blackboard."
The event is free to attend and all are welcome. To rsvp, please contact Tony Milner at 801-961-8622, or email@example.com.
Special thank you to our Event Sponsors: American Express Center for Community Development, Wells Fargo Bank and Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, Salt Lake Chapter.
Family Promise Week!
Family Promise - Salt Lake, an Affiliate of Family Promise National, is proud to be part of a nationwide effort to help homeless families regain their stability in housing - and in life. 2013 marks the National Organization's 25th Anniversary of serving homeless families across the country, and the week of October 20th - 27th, 2013, has been designated "Family Promise Week."
Since 1988, Family Promise has brought together over 6,000 congregations and 160,000 volunteers to assist more than 500,000 homeless men, women and children with shelter, case management, housing and other supportive services.
The New Face of Homelessness: Young Children and Young Families
Families with children constitute the fastest growing segment of the homeless population nationally and locally. The State of Utah's Comprehensive Report on Homelessness for 2011 reports that homeless persons in families increased by 13% from last year, and account for 41% of all homelessness in Utah, and Salt Lake County represents the largest population of homelessness in the State at 63%. For 2011, 13,378 homeless school children were counted: about 2% of the 2011 enrollment (this is the highest concentration of homeless school children observed in the past six years).
Unfortunately, family homelessness happens far too often. When families, who are barely getting by, stumble and have no resources, homelessness is a real and frightening possibility. These families need help.
The Family Promise - Salt Lake is an interfaith alliance whose mission is to help homeless families achieve lasting self-sufficiency by providing safe and hospitable shelter with the help of local congregations and offering intensive case management support both during and following an episode of homelessness.
Family Promise - Salt Lake is an Affiliate of Family Promise National
Please take a moment to watch an Introductory Video about Family Promise
The following is a Video Guide for Family Promise Volunteers