Who We Are
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.
Family Promise partners with faith-based organizations.that assists children and their families who have lost or are at risk of losing their housing regain self-sufficiency by providing food, shelter, community resources, and encouragement through a network of volunteers.
Founded in 2010
Family Promise of Irving was founded in 2010 and welcomed our first family in May 2012. We are an affiliate of Family Promise which is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey, was founded in 1986 and has over 200 affiliates in 43 states.
Our mission is to assist children and their families facing a homeless situation return to self-sufficiency
Karen Olson was rushing to a business meeting when she passed a homeless woman on the street. On impulse, Karen bought her a sandwich.The woman, Millie, accepted the sandwich but asked for something more — a chance to be heard. Karen stayed with Millie and listened. What she heard made her understand that homelessness brought profound feelings of diminished self-worth and disconnection from society. Soon after, Karen and her two sons began delivering lunches to homeless people on the streets of New York.