Family Promise of the Palouse (FPP) is an ecumenical non-profit partnership working to end homelessness, one family at a time. Twenty congregations locally offer immediate shelter and support to families.
St. Mark's has more than 20 volunteers who partner with volunteers from St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church about four times per year to provide shelter (at St. Mary's Family Center), round-the-clock supervision, meals, and companionship. Volunteers cook food and share meals with the families, offer tutoring and skills-building, and otherwise help families get back on their feet.
Over the past 20 years this nationwide program has served 400,000 families. After five years of operation, Family Promise of the Palouse has served 62 families (163 individuals), including 88 children. With our partner congregation, in 2018, we contributed 600 volunteer hours during our hosting weeks!
Jesus said, "Just as you did it to one of the least of these who are members of my family, you did it to me." ~ Matthew 25:39