Family Promise of Carbon Countyhttp://www.familypromisecarboncounty.org
Family Promise of Carbon County is a public charity whose mission is to provide temporary shelter, meals, and fellowship in order to meet the basic needs of families without permanent housing in Carbon County and the surrounding communities. Families are educated, encouraged and empowered to become self-sufficient by support from the faith community and other local community resources. Family Promise of Carbon County forms a network of host locations who agree to house homeless guests for one-week intervals. Support organizations (churches, community groups, scouts, etc.) provide additional volunteers and financial donations to the mission. The concept was originated in 1986 by Karen Olson, a business woman from New Jersey. Today, there are more than 200 Family Promise networks across the country, each serving homeless families in their communities.