Family Promise of Tualatin Valley to hold open house
Tualatin, Oregon, February 28 – Family Promise of Tualatin Valley (FPTV) will hold an open house on Thursday, March 7 from 1:00 pm to 4:00 pm. Executive Director Rose Money will be on hand to answer questions and provide information for interested parties. Program supporters and volunteers will also be present.
The Open House marks the beginning of the first operational year for FPTV. For the past two years, the group has been developing the program and forming the partnerships necessary to provide families with safe sleeping space, meals and supported access to resources for their path to sustainable housing. “Community collaboration for this much-needed program has been amazing,” according to Executive Director Rose Money. “Hundreds of volunteer hours were invested in renovating this day center, where families will shower, do laundry, care for children and work with us on their path to housing.”
FAMILY PROMISE ANNOUNCES EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR
February 5, 2019
The Family Promise Board of Directors is proud to announce Rose Money as the Executive Director of Family Promise of Tualatin Valley! For the past five years, Rose has been the Director of the Caring Closet for the Tigard-Tualatin School District. Her heart, leadership and fund development skills have had an incredible impact on growing The Caring Closet program and cementing its community viability. Giving back and making a difference is what Rose is all about. She has been a local volunteer and a board leader for a number of non-profits and is intimately connected with the local community we will serve. Rose clearly understands our guest population and is uniquely qualified to ensure that not only will FPTV get off to a extraordinary start, but will continue to grow and meet the needs of our community.
It was Rose’s vision and initiative that lead to the establishment of Family Promise of Tualatin Valley and drove our two-year formation process. Quite frankly, Rose is the reason most of us have gotten involved in Family Promise. It is those passionate and committed leadership characteristics that will have a significant and sustained positive impact for the Family Promise program development, our employees, and guests going forward.
Please join us in heartily welcoming Rose in this role!
2018 IN REVIEW
2018 was an amazing year for Family Promise of Tualatin Valley! Looking back, we see how our community came together acknowledging the needs of local homeless families and together, we have built a program to keep our children and their families safe and moving towards their goal of sustainable housing.
You are part of a large community! Eleven churches in Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood and Lake Oswego will host our families overnight, and another six churches and civic groups will provide further support - this network offers a way for everyone to lend a hand and wrap around children and their families experiencing homelessness.
Looking back on 2018
Hope can be hard to hang on to for homeless children and their families. Family Promise of Tualatin Valley wants to return that hope to families. We hear about homeless families every day… A working Tigard family, whose mom has health problems, is living in a hotel in Hillsboro and can’t get into a shelter because one of their children has special needs. A mom with three boys uses the food bank, but because they're living in a car, she can't cook and they often go hungry. A mom and dad who are living with their two young children in their friend’s leaky travel trailer without electricity or water. The 203 identified homeless children in our school districts are struggling.
Family Promise will help families meet these needs and others that present themselves each day when navigating homelessness. The program will provide a staffed, home-like Day Center, warm comfortable host locations and supportive volunteers who share meals, help with housing searches and homework and provide daily encouragement and support. Most importantly, families will stay together, in their own schools, in their routines and in their own communities while following a planned path to sustainable housing. Their HOPE will be restored.
You can help. Please support our path to opening by following the links below to purchase an item on our “Wish List” or use the “Donate” link to give directly to the program. You can also “like” us on Facebook!
We look forward to the coming year of firsts!