Family Promise of York Pennsylvania Announces Memorial Health Fund Grant

(York, PA) November 26, 2019 Lise Levin, Vice President of Community Investment announced a new grant to Family Promise of York Pennsylvania.  Funding from the Memorial Health Fund will support the launch of the new Family Promise affiliate in York and is specifically designed to help homeless families with children throughout York County.

Chris Hamme, President of the York affiliate stated “We’re very grateful to Memorial Health and look forward to this partnership.”

Family Promise is recognized nationally as one of the most effective and efficient non-profits working to address homelessness.  As a recipient of the Four Star Rating by Charity Navigator for over four years in a row, Family Promise has demonstrated impressive program outcomes.  More than 80% of Family Promise constituents transition to permanent housing within a nine week period.  Since inception over two decades ago, the organization has helped more than a million individuals nationwide.

“What makes Family Promise truly impressive is the proven model used to address homelessness for families with children,” Hamme stated.  Across the more than 200 Family Promise chapters nationwide a standardized intervention is used which relies heavily on local volunteers and diminishes the need for capital investment.

The York County chapter of Family Promise was started in 2017 by a group of concerned local citizens seeking to address skyrocketing numbers of homeless children.  Learn more about Family Promise and contribute to the York affiliate by clicking here.

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