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. Now in our second year on the Palouse, in the first two-and-a-half years we assisted 34 families—77 per cent moved on to permanent housing.
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