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Host Site


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a van ride to our Day Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise of Butler County runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

Become A Host Congregation

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Committed Host Congregations

  • Calvary Chapel

  • Center Pointe Christian Church                        

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church

  • Crestview Presbyterian Church

  • Faith Community United Methodist Church

  • Hamilton Church of God           

  • Lighthouse Church

  • Lord of Life Lutheran Church   

  • Princeton Pike Church of God   

  • Redeemer Church         

  • St. Julie Billiart Catholic

  • St. Maximilian Kolbe Catholic             

  • West Chester Church of the Nazarene

Committed Support Congregations

  • Bethany United Methodist Church

  • Cornerstone United Methodist Church

  • Coventry Community

  • Four Corners         

  • Grace United Methodist Church

  • Islamic Center of Greater Cincinnati

  • Nexus United Church of Christ

  • Royal Redeemer Lutheran

  • St. Anne Episcopal

  • St. Joseph Catholic

  • St. Peter in Chains Catholic

  • St. John the Evangelist Catholic

  • Stalhaber Baptist

  • The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

  • The Presbyterian Church – Hamilton

  • West Chester Presbyterian

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