Family Promise

Find out more about Family Promise and see how you can help!

Lake Houston UMC is proud to be a part of the Family Promise program. The core program is a way for communities to address the challenge of family homelessness by using existing resources. Not only does this make the program cost-efficient, but it also makes it effective. Family Promise is not just about getting families into housing, but addressing all the underlying issues and using the community to keep them in housing.

How it Works

Our church provides space in our buildings to serve as temporary homes. We provide a place where families can take showers, receive case management and look for housing and jobs. LHUMC volunteers give their time making meals and sharing hospitality with our guests.

They share food, spend the night, play with children and lend their passion and expertise to help families get back on their feet. They prove that motivated people can solve family homelessness. More information can be found at the Family Promise website.

If you would like to help with this outreach, contact Kelly Freeman, Missions Chair, at 281-734-1998. 

Our Next Family Promise Weekend Is November 6-12

Family Promise of Lake Houston 

There will be many ways to serve the families we are hosting from Sunday, July 24-Saturday July 30,

  • Provide dinner starting at around 5:45 pm each evening - 
  • Be an evening host from 6 pm-8 pm
  • Be an overnight host from 8 pm-6 am 
  • Donate money toward $50 gas gift cards (one card per family)
  • Provide breakfast items and snacks
  • Launder bedding after the families have moved to their next host facility

Sign up by using Sign Up Genius by going to our church website, or one of those listed below.

If this is your first time hearing about this program and you would like to learn more, please explore the Family Promise website or reach out to one of our coordinators. 

Kelly Freeman, 281-734-1998

Emily Majors, 713-816-1834

Shea Smith, 713-628-1711

Family Promise Volunteer Training

We are being required by Family Promise to have all of you complete their Volunteer Training. The online version takes roughly 20 minutes. Here is a link to complete it.

Please click on the link for the Basic Volunteer Orientation and read through the pdf, then complete the form below the training link.

There are several questions on this form that are used to verify you have read the pdf.

If you have children aged 13 or over who volunteer with you, they will also need to complete this training.

It is ideal that you complete this training online; however, we will have a paper copy for you to review and sign if needed.

Just let us know. Even if you don’t plan to volunteer in the next round of hosting, we still need you to complete this training so Family Promise can maintain its status at a national level.