ABOUT US

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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Tomorrow is the big day! We hope youll come out to Songfest, featuring Ed Snodderly & friends, East Tennessee State Universitys Old Time Pride Band, and Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at the Gregory Center on the campus of Milligan College. Bring your friends and family to hear some fabulous local music. The event is free thanks to our many loyal sponsors.

Tomorrow is the big day! We hope you'll come out to Songfest, featuring Ed Snodderly & friends, East Tennessee State University's Old Time Pride Band, and Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. Sunday afternoon at 3 pm at the Gregory Center on the campus of Milligan College. Bring your friends and family to hear some fabulous local music. The event is free thanks to our many loyal sponsors. ... Read moreHide

Please plan to join us on November 12 at 3 pm for a FREE concert.  Performances by East Tennessee State Universitys Old Time Pride Band, Ed Snodderly, and Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. Come on out for a delightful afternoon of family fun and awesome entertainment!

Please plan to join us on November 12 at 3 pm for a FREE concert. Performances by East Tennessee State University's Old Time Pride Band, Ed Snodderly, and Carson Peters & Iron Mountain. Come on out for a delightful afternoon of family fun and awesome entertainment! ... Read moreHide

We hope youre making plans to come out to Founders Park this Friday, August 25, to hear Amythyst Kiah!  The evening is sponsored by Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union and benefits Family Promise of Greater Johnson City.  Food and beverage will be on hand from @CarribbeanGrill and Yee-Haw Brewing Company...it looks like the weather will be awesome!

We hope you're making plans to come out to Founders Park this Friday, August 25, to hear Amythyst Kiah! The evening is sponsored by Appalachian Community Federal Credit Union and benefits Family Promise of Greater Johnson City. Food and beverage will be on hand from @CarribbeanGrill and Yee-Haw Brewing Company...it looks like the weather will be awesome! ... 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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