Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc

Ending childhood homelessness - one family at a time.

aka Family Promise of Gainesville FL INC   |   Gainesville, FL   |  www.familypromisegvl.org

Mission

Provide food and shelter for homeless children and their families.

Family Promise of Gainesville (FPG), formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville (IHN) is a nonprofit organization created to provide shelter and comprehensive support for homeless families with children.

Family Promise unites and coordinates the collaborative efforts of volunteers from all faiths to shelter and feed homeless families. Families are housed in area houses of worship, where congregation members provide meals, transportation, and companionship for the guest families.

www.familypromisegvl.org

Ruling year info

1998

Executive Director

Mrs. Jayne Moraski

Main address

Po Box 5189

Gainesville, FL 32627 USA

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Formerly known as

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Gainesville

EIN

59-3414493

NTEE code info

Human Service Organizations (P20)

Temporary Shelter For the Homeless (L41)

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Communication

Programs and results

What we aim to solve

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Family Promise of Gainesville is working to end childhood homelessness--one family at a time. We provide intensive case management and wrap around services to equip families with the life-skills to break the cycle of poverty and remain stably housed.

Our programs

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

What are the organization's current programs, how do they measure success, and who do the programs serve?

Family Shelter and Supportive Services

Serving the North Central Florida Continuum of Care (FL-508)

Population(s) Served
Families

Providing permanent, affordable housing solutions for families who graduate from our shelter program.

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

A program to help families move into stable housing. This program provides rental assistance to either move families into a home who have been literally homeless, or provides prevention funding for families who have a 3-day notice or are at imminent risk of homelessness.

Population(s) Served
Families
Homeless people

Where we work

Our results

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

How does this organization measure their results? It's a hard question but an important one.

Number of people using homeless shelters per week

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people, Families

Related Program

Family Shelter and Supportive Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Context Notes

Goals: Avg of 10 persons per night in shelter Avg of 500 meals per month providedACTUALS EXCEEDED THESE MEAL AND SHELTER NIGHTS.Avg persons per night this quarter = 13.65 Avg meals per month= 1,316

Number of homeless participants engaged in housing services

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people, Families

Related Program

Family Shelter and Supportive Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Number of bed nights (nights spent in shelter)

This metric is no longer tracked.
Totals By Year
Population(s) Served

Homeless people, Families

Related Program

Family Shelter and Supportive Services

Type of Metric

Output - describing our activities and reach

Direction of Success

Increasing

Goals & Strategy

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

Learn about the organization's key goals, strategies, capabilities, and progress.

Charting impact

Four powerful questions that require reflection about what really matters - results.

Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc. is committed to helping low-income families, facing homelessness, in the Alachua County area achieve independence. Family Promise is one of the only programs in this area that reaches out to the single-parent, as well as the two-parent family, maintaining the family unit, as they strive to achieve lasting sustainability. Family Promise is striving to end family homelessness, one family at a time! Through the collaborations of local faith communities, Family Promise of Gainesville provides homeless children and their families with compassionate care that includes case management, education, housing, meals and transportation until they can transition to a home of their own.

We utilize a SOAR trained case manager that connects families to other social service resources.
We work with over 500 volunteers throughout the county to create a safety net for families--providing in-kind donations of time, food, and household items.
This volunteer-led program also refers guests to jobs, and provides emotional support for families in need.
In the coming years, we will implement the Housing First model of Rapid Re-housing to move families out of homelessness as quickly as possible.
All basic expenses are paid while guests are in the Interfaith Hospitality Network. Adults in the program are required to be in full-time employment within 30 days of joining our program. Families are required to save 30% of their income, which may be used to pay down debt. Case management and counseling services are provided to the families in both the iHN and Rapid Re-housing programs.

Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc. partners with 20 or more local congregations that rotate on a weekly basis to provide shelter, meals, hospitality and support services for up to four families and/or 14 people at a time. United Way of Midland grants yearly funding to pay for child daycare. United Way of Midland also funded the grant to purchase three duplexes for the initial phase of Family Promise of Midland's Families Forward Transitional Housing. Counseling services are provided to the families through various community service collaborations.

Progress is measured on a family-by-family basis. The Family Promise Case Manager meets with each family at least once a month to review their progress. The three-strikes-you're-out rule is utilized so that program rules are maintained. Success is measured by the accomplishment of each family's goals, as well as the following:
1. Homeless families will be employed:
• 50% of adults entering shelter without a job and who complete the program will be employed upon leaving shelter (if they can work, i.e., are not disabled).
ACTUAL for 2020 = 55% of all participants
• 45% of those families entering shelter without income, and who complete the program, will leave with income.
ACTUAL for 2020= 55% of all participants
• 80% of those families who complete the program, will maintain or increase household income, and move into permanent housing or transitional housing.
ACTUAL for 2020 = 92% of all program participants

2. All families, with children's birth certificates, who are in the program for more than two weeks are able to achieve childcare/schooling. ACTUAL for 2020 = 100%

3. Homeless families completing the program will acquire suitable housing ACTUAL = 100% of all program graduates, but only 92% of all participants have acquired AND maintained that housing for at least one year after graduation.

WHAT DO WE STILL HOPE TO ACHIEVE? We would like to reduce our average days in shelter to below 30 days. The current level is an average of 89 days in shelter during the pandemic.

Our entire shelter system was destroyed during Covid and this has severely impacted our delivery of services. We are working hard to maintain our shelter and actually ended 2020 with 150% of our previous capacity. Funds are limited for this poritn of our programs, and we appreciate your support.

Financials

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Operations

The people, governance practices, and partners that make the organization tick.

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Family Promise of Gainesville, Florida, Inc

Board of directors
as of 06/24/2022
SOURCE: Self-reported by organization
Board chair

Mikel Bradley

Three Rivers Legal Services

Term: 2022 - 2024

Adam Gurske

Matchmaker Realty

Pat Dasler

Occupational Therapist

Jeanna Mastrodicasa

University of Florida

David Arreola

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Carol Turner

Valaria Hamilton

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Patricia Abbitt

Tamelia Malcom

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Helen McCune

Kimberly Ponzio

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Linda Bobroff

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Jorge Villalobos

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Kellie Nice

Board leadership practices

SOURCE: Self-reported by organization

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  • Board orientation and education
    Does the board conduct a formal orientation for new board members and require all board members to sign a written agreement regarding their roles, responsibilities, and expectations? No
  • CEO oversight
    Has the board conducted a formal, written assessment of the chief executive within the past year ? Yes
  • Ethics and transparency
    Have the board and senior staff reviewed the conflict-of-interest policy and completed and signed disclosure statements in the past year? Yes
  • Board composition
    Does the board ensure an inclusive board member recruitment process that results in diversity of thought and leadership? No
  • Board performance
    Has the board conducted a formal, written self-assessment of its performance within the past three years? No

Organizational demographics

SOURCE: Self-reported; last updated 6/24/2022

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Leadership

The organization's leader identifies as:

Race & ethnicity
White/Caucasian/European
Gender identity
Female, Not transgender (cisgender)
Sexual orientation
Decline to state
Disability status
Decline to state

Race & ethnicity

Gender identity

 

Sexual orientation

No data

Disability

No data