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Who We Are.

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Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence.


Family Promise of Irving is a non-profit organization 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.

Our Mission.

Our mission is to assist children and their families facing a homeless situation to return to self-sufficiency through a community-based response.

Our Vision.

A nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.

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.

For general information, please call our main number at 972-313-1500 or email us at


SonJi Allen

Executive Director

A beacon of resilience and compassion, has dedicated 33 vibrant years to the institution of marriage, standing as a testament to commitment and enduring love. In the realm of professional prowess, SonJi boasts over a decade of enriching experience in case management, where her unwavering dedication has propelled her to the forefront of social impact. As a seasoned professional, she has honed her skills in guiding clients towards self-sufficiency, championing their journey from adversity to triumph.

SonJi's compassionate spirit radiates as she works tirelessly with individuals facing homelessness, unemployment, veterans grappling with challenges, and survivors of domestic violence. Her profound empathy becomes a guiding light, illuminating the path to self-discovery and empowerment for those in need. With an innate ability to celebrate each step in the transformative journey, SonJi draws out the best in her clients, fostering an environment where their strengths shine brightly.

Beyond the realms of duty, SonJi is not just a professional but a caring mother of two teenage daughters, embodying the essence of family and nurturing relationships. Her life's narrative is a tapestry woven with threads of love, resilience, and a commitment to uplifting others, making SonJi Allen a formidable force in the realm of social change and human betterment.


Josey Trevino

Case Manager

Josey joined Family Promise of Irving in 2018 as an Intern during her studies at UNT - Dallas. Josey continued her work through graduation and became the part time Case Manager for the COVID-19 Rent Relief program. IN 2021 Josey transitioned to the in-shelter Case Manager. Through her course of study and work with Family Promise of Irving, Josey aims to provide a path to success to each family in her care. Josey is mom of two beautiful children. From the time she began her studies through graduation Josey has aimed her work towards serving families and providing a path to success through our program. 

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An Introduction to Family Promise.

The Beginning.

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.

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