kneukers porchThe mission of Family Promise of Greater Johnson City (FPJC) is to help homeless and low income families achieve sustainable independence. We provide a network of faith congregations and community agencies to promote a collaborative response for homeless families with children.


In particular, this response provides an opportunity for homeless families to remain together as a family while addressing the challenges that confront them in obtaining housing. These families receive counseling, access to a host of services (e.g. job skills training, etc.), and opportunities for growth with issues related to each family’s specific needs.


Families must meet HUD (Department of Housing and Urban Development) criteria for homelessness, complete an application, and submit to a background check. Eligible guests will be accepted into FPJC on a space availability basis without regard to race, religion, ethnicity, or financial status.


FPJC primarily serves families from Washington, Carter, Unicoi, Greene, Johnson and the eastern end of Sullivan Counties in Northeast Tennessee. A network of 45 partnering faith congregations and their volunteers provide food, overnight shelter and compassionate assistance to homeless families. During the day, families are transported to FPJC’s Day Center where they work on their goals and objectives with case managers and other volunteers. The Family Resource Center, located next to the Day Center, provides labs for working on goals, life-skill programs, counseling and many other services brought in from other providers in the community.


FPJC incorporates two distinct programs, Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) and Families Moving Home (FMH).


FPJC is affiliated with Family Promise, a national organization with 187 Affiliates in 42 states, along with 39 additional Affiliate locations under development. Nationally, our programs involve more than 160,000 volunteers and 6,000 congregations.

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Hello from Family Promise...we are wishing a happy and safe holiday to all!
I am posting a request as well - we are in need of an interpreter who speaks Spanish who can help us communicate with a family coming in tomorrow, July 5, at 9 am (for about 1-1.5 hours). Are you or is someone you know fairly fluent in Spanish and English able to assist us? Thank you in advance and Happy Fourth!
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Come out to Founders Park tonight at 6 pm! Great music by this mountain, great food from Project Waffle,Caribbean Grill, and Petite Sweets, sponsored by Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union. ... Read moreHide

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this mountain will be performing at Founders Park this Friday night, June 16, at 6 pm. The evening is sponsored by Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union and benefits Family Promise of Greater Johnson City. The music is lovely, and this is a fun night for the whole family...we hope you'll plan to attend! ... Read moreHide

Family Promise just really gave us hope that we didn't have when we first started.

Cindy Kennard, board member, former guest

It's a wonderful experience. There's a lot of love and joy being expressed daily. 

Kurt Kneuker, former guest

Me and my kids were living in an abandoned building. Now we have our own house. I have a job. I just got a car. Family Promise did all that.

Nikita Nogueda, former guest
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