Who we are

When Family Promise began, it was a local response to problem in Union County, New Jersey. Twenty-eight years later, we are a national movement involving more than 180,000 volunteers and serving more than 50,000 people yearly. But the core of what we do is still local—partnerships within a city or county changing lives. Family Promise makes that possible by developing and supporting Affiliates that address family homelessness right in their own community.



Hoosiers are compassionate people. Enormous numbers of people would help their neighbors in need if they had a way to help. Family Promise of Hamilton County bring people in need together with people who want to help. We provide the framework that turns compassion into action.


The issue can seem overwhelming and individuals may feel powerless to change the lives of people in poverty.

At the national level, Family Promise volunteers have helped more than 180,000 people find a way to make the change. Working together, they have provided temporary housing, meals, and services to nearly 70,000 family members annually. Family Promise also advocates for public policies that alleviate poverty and promote the economic stability of low-income families.



Every month, approximately 200 families in Hamilton County receive eviction notices.

Within Noblesville, recent data indicates 70 schoolchildren are homeless – and the number of children impacted by homelessness is even higher when you consider younger siblings not yet in school.

There is a waiting list of 2 years for Section 8 housing, and there is No section 8 housing available in Carmel.

While some Hamilton County programs offer resources for adults, the county has no programs geared toward housing and assistance for homeless families. Family Promise of Hamilton County will work to meet this growing need.

What will Family Promise of Hamilton County do to help?

Through a collaboration of local congregations:

  • Offer temporary housing, meals and transportation

  • Offer mentoring for at-risk families

  • Teach financial literacy

  • Help parents find jobs and affordable housing for their family

  • Create programs to meet specific needs in our community

Mission - Vision - Values

Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.


Our Story

A simple act of compassion set in motion a national movement to end family homelessness. 


Our Congregations

Our member congregations are critical to helping Family Promise of Hamilton County meet the needs of our local community.   If you'd like to get your congregation involved, 



Our team is made up of two Co-Directors and five volunteer teams: Host Recruiting Team, Fund Development Team, Communication Team, Transportation Team, and Day Center Search Team.