LCC supports the Greater Cleveland Family Promise program which provides emergency housing for homeless families. Participants are housed and fed while they work to create stability in their lives. Family Promise is successful in helping families stay together, find housing and establish financial stability. Eight-five percent of the participants exit Family Promise into housing that is long-term. If you are interested in volunteering in the Family Promise program contact firstname.lastname@example.org.
Lakewood Congregational Church has a long history of partnering with Family Promise in their mission to inspire and empower homeless families to transform their lives, become self-sufficient and fulfill their promise. For many years, we housed homeless families in our building for four weeks every year. A few years ago, they moved to a permanent site on E. 152nd Street where families in a housing crisis are provided shelter for up to 90 days along with case management services during their stay and after they move out. The agency helps over 100 homeless families each year secure independent housing and the means to sustain it.
You can help Family Promise by being a part of our Spring Shower during the month of April. We will be collecting twin sheets (new or gently used), twin blankets, new pillows, laundry baskets, laundry soap, toilet cleaner and toilet brush, multi purpose spray cleaner, 13 gallon garbage bags, paper towels and toilet paper. If you don’t have time to shop, you may also make a donation to LCC indicating it is for Family Promise and we will purchase these items for donation. Our event kicks off with a special coffee hour on April 7! There will be a designated spot for donations in the West Clifton hallway. Contact the office with any questions: 216-221-9555.