Family Promise of Berks County’s ‘shelter house’ model has been very effective at helping families in a housing crisis. Families able to maintain some normalcy, learn homeownership skills, and save money. Many are ‘graduating’ and finding permanent housing in fewer than the 90 days allotted for the program.
Our congregation is one of eighteen around Berks County that provides meals or groceries to families temporarily living in ‘shelter houses’ operated by Family Promise.
We need you to drop off a meal or groceries on Mondays & Wednesdays directly at the selected house at 6:00pm. Volunteers are encouraged to hand sanitize and wear a mask when handling food.
You can also mail gift cards for food and/or supplies directly to the Family Promise Office (325 N. Fifth Street, Reading, PA 19601) on Mon-Thur before 4:30PM. Call (610) 373-3323 to make sure someone is available.
If you have any questions, please call Carla at 610-301-4522.
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