Family Promise of Wake County began in 1994 as Wake Interfaith Hospitality Network (WIHN), a 501(c)(3) providing church-based emergency shelter and meals to Wake County families experiencing temporary homelessness. Since they have expanded the services to include life-skills training, case management provided by social workers, a day center and transitional housing.

They remain one of the only two emergency shelters in Wake County to allow families to stay together, regardless of the ages and genders of the children and parents, sparing parents the difficult choice between keeping their families together and finding a safe place for their children to sleep. Family Promise is also the only homelessness nonprofit to offer a continuum of services and partnerships to move families all the way from homelessness to safe, affordable, permanent housing.

See more information about this mission and their full story here:  Family Promise

Avent Ferry’s Family Promise week will be January 24th through the 28th.