Family Promise of Sacramento

Reviewed by the Sacramento Region Community Foundation

$5,047 raised by 23 donors

Family Promise of Sacramento is the local affiliate of the National Family Promise program, a human service organization that began 25 years ago in New Jersey to help homeless families regain their housing, self-sufficiency and dignity. Currently, there are more than 207 affiliates across the country, with 180,000 volunteers in more than 6,000 congregations. In the 15 years since our program's 2005 beginning in Sacramento, we have served and successfully "graduated" - into stable housing - 262 families with over 535 children (as noted) and referred over 2,600 other individuals to appropriate services with our human service agency partners.

During this time, all of our participating family members have received mentoring about their health care, wellness education, about life skills, all of our school-age children have attended school, received regular tutoring, often returning to proper grade level, and had access to after-school activities. Nearly 90% of our families have obtained permanent housing, after the transitional shelter in our program, and all able-bodied parents who have sought jobs during their stay have been successful, and many more have trained for employment. Besides securing housing, able-bodied adults who seek jobs get them or the requisite job training and all school-age children regularly attend school, most often reclaiming the grade-level they have lost while homeless. And, most importantly, we keep the family together as a unit, as well as assisting parents and children to obtain adequate health care, something they have not been able to do while homeless.


Family Promise of Sacramento is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization, established in 2005 to help homeless families in the Sacramento metropolitan region regain housing and become self-sufficient within 60 to 90 days.


Operating expense funding to cover our monthly expenses of approximately $20,000. We know that it costs about $8,500 to support a family through our program.

Marketing and public relations funds will expand our reach for financial support from other organizations.

Mentoring program funds will provide a meal and childcare to the participating families during mentoring sessions.

Budget reserve for three to six months operating costs.

Equity Statement

Family Promise of Sacramento is committed to serving the unhoused families on our county by providing the food and shelter as well case management to assist them to self-sufficiency.

Organization Data


Organization name

Family Promise of Sacramento

Year Established


Tax id (EIN)


Mission Category

Human Services

Operating Budget


Organization Need

Funding: Unrestricted, Technology, Funding: Program

Demographics Served

Youth & Children, Low-income individuals/families, Homeless/Underhoused/Unhoused

Local Counties Served


Equity Statement

Equity Statement


165 Commerce Circle Suite A
Sacramento, CA 95815

Service areas

Sacramento, CA, US





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