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.
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!
Successful Day Center Renovations
In the first weeks of October, we began renovating our day center. Catalyst Partnership NW and Shawn Mitchell provided their expertise to make the Family Promise Day Center renovations a reality. They mobilized their volunteers along with the volunteers we provided to work on roof, deck, siding, structural, interior walls, interior painting, tree trimming, and gardening projects. Catalyst has a long history of inspiring people, building hope and nurturing community by bringing together useful resources and caring volunteers to meet the needs of under-resourced non-profits in our community. FPTV is so fortunate to have been part of their outreach.
In addition to Rolling Hills Community Church and Catalyst Partnership NW we greatly appreciate the Silvey Family Foundation for a generous grant to cover much of our renovation expenses. Other partners include: Forensic Analytical Consulting Services for providing environmental consulting services, Kennedy Restoration for donating remediation equipment and supplies, Dave's Tractor and Tree Services LLC, Parr Lumber, IBEW 48, PLUS 5, Miller Paint, Tualatin Presbyterian Church, Lake Oswego United Methodist Church, and The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints.
Drive In Sleep Out For Homeless Families
May 28, 2018 KOIN 6 Portland
Not 'Sleeping' on homeless issue
May 28, 2018 Blair Stenvick/Tigard Tualatin Times
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley held its first annual "Drive In, Sleep Out" fundraiser last weekend in the Tigard High School parking lot.
The organization formed in late 2016, with the purpose of providing temporary housing for homeless families in the Tigard-Tualatin, Sherwood and Lake Oswego School Districts. It will do so by teaming up with at least 13 "hosts" — mainly churches or other private organizations — who can house families for a week at a time, four times a year.
A 'Promise' to help homeless students
May 5, 2018 Blair Stenvick/Tigard Tualatin Times
More than 300 students in the Tigard-Tualatin, Sherwood and Lake Oswego school districts didn't have a consistent home last school year, according to the Oregon Department of Education. Now, a new local arm of a national nonprofit is aiming to help those students and families.
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley formed in late 2016, with the purpose of providing temporary housing for homeless families in those three school districts. The organization will do so by teaming up with at least 13 "hosts" — mainly churches or other private organizations — who can house families for a week at a time, four times per year.
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley Fundraiser to Benefit Homeless Families
May 3, 2018 Tamra Kehoe/Tigard Tualatin Life
Homelessness has no boundaries and the Tualatin, Tigard, Sherwood and Lake Oswego areas are no exception. Last year alone, these communities had more than 300 school-aged children who experienced homelessness. This means no permanent place to stay. Some families may find temporary places to sleep with extended family, friends, on couches or the floor. Many find themselves sleeping in cars or without shelter at all.
“Too many children in our community are living with the stress of not knowing where they’ll sleep each night. Family Promise of Tualatin Valley will give these kids and their families an option for temporary housing with additional programs to help them remove barriers that led to their housing instability,” said Rose Money, Chairperson of the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley.
Driving In and Sleeping Out! Brings in $25K
Non-profit raises funds for local homeless family program
TIGARD, OR, May 31, 2018 – Supporters and donors slept in their cars over Memorial Day weekend to raise awareness and funds for a newly-forming program for local homeless children and their families. Participants enjoyed live music, a traditional hamburger and hot dog meal, outdoor games and a great community atmosphere before taking to their cars for the night.
Family Promise of Tualatin Valley Holds Fundraiser Memorial Weekend
“Drive in, sleep out” to Benefit Homeless Families
TIGARD - March 8, 2018 - Though there’s no school during Memorial Day weekend, Tigard High School’s parking lot will be full to capacity with people. Why? To spend the night in their cars to raise awareness of the serious issue of homeless families struggling for survival in the Tigard-Tualatin, Sherwood and Lake Oswego school districts.