156 school-aged children in Hendricks County were homelessness during the 2017-18 school year.

3-5 families call us each day homeless and needing help. 


Our Mission

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness and poverty in Hendricks County, by providing housing, stability services and homelessness prevention, with the goal of achieving sustainable independence.

Family Promise Resource Center

Our Resource Center is located at 360 North Avon Avenue, Avon, IN. It serves as a vibrant hub where those experiencing homelessness and poverty in Hendricks County can access affordable housing, childcare, transportation, employment assistance and life skills to achieve stability.  It is open those struggling to shower, do laundry, and access computers and phones.   The Center provides an address for our families and a central location where children are picked up for school.  Family Promise Advocates provide all the services and support needed to fast-track families from poverty to sustainable independence.  The Center also houses the offices of the executive director and family advocates.  Lives change within these walls!

Ending Homelessness

Family Promise provides residential housing for 3-4 families experiencing homelessness in Hendricks County.  Our family advocates provide intense, individualized case management to help them take the necessary steps toward lasting stability.  We work to fast-track families from poverty to sustained Family Promise serves only children and their parents/caregiver.  Our capacity is 3-4 families at a time, usually staying with us for 2-3 months before moving into their own home.   All Family Promise families receive:

  • Overnight accommodations at a local organization – more info on our Hosts
  • 3 meals a day for families in the program
  • Daily case management with Family Advocates
  • Resource Center with internet access, computers, phone, laundry and  showers
  • Childcare
  • Assistance securing permanent housing
  • Living-wage job placement
  • Transportation assistance to school, work,  job interviews and appointments
  • Linkage with needed social and educational services and public assistance
  • Graduate services are provided for up to 2 years to ensure stability
  • Bilingual advocacy

Preventing Homelessness

Family Promise has around 20 families who receive intense stability services.  These families receive rapid-rehousing and homelessness prevention to stabilize quickly.  Our Family Advocates build on the strength of these families to create long-term stability.  All support families receive the following services:

  • Weekly case management with Family Advocates
  • Resource Center with internet access, computers, phone, laundry and  showers
  • Childcare
  • Assistance securing permanent housing or preventing homelessness
  • Living-wage job placement
  • Transportation assistance
  • Linkage with needed social and educational services and public assistance
  • Graduate services are provided for up to 2 years to ensure stability
  • Bilingual advocacy

Everyday doing what WORKS to end homelessness and near-homelessness in our community! 


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