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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 housing instability. 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 bus ride to our 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.

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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, up to four times a year

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

  • Family Promise strives to ensure the safety and well-being of all program guests and volunteers.

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

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Chatham County Host Congregations

  • St. Phillip Monumental AME Church

  • Tybee Congregations:

    • St. Michael Catholic Church

    • Trinity Chapel

    • All Saints Episcopal Church

  • St Peter Episcopal Church

  • First Baptist Church

  • First Presbyterian Church

  • Butler Presbyterian Church

  • Wilmington Island United Methodist Church

  • Wilmington Island Presbyterian Church

  • Greater Gaines AME Church

  • Cathedral of St. John the Baptist

  • Wesley Monumental United Methodist Church

  • St Paul CME Church

  • Isle of Hope United Methodist Church

  • White Bluff Presbyterian Church

  • Unitarian Universalist Church of Savannah

  • Kingdom Life Christian Fellowship

  • St. Peter Apostle Catholic Church

Chatham County Support Congregations

  • Blessed Sacrament

  • Christ Church

  • Trinity United Methodist

  • Asbury Memorial Church

Bryan County Host Congregations

  • Ignite Church

  •  Richmond Hill UMC

  • First Baptist Church Richmond Hill

  • Restoration Worship Center

  • New Life Church

  • Richmond Hill Presbyterian Church

  •  New Beginnings

  •  St. Anne Catholic Church

  • Consume Church

  • Emmanuel Christian Church

  • Water Front Church

Effingham County Host Congregations

  • Guyton Christian Church

  • CenterPoint Community Church

  • Springfield UMC

  • Encounter Church

  • St. Boniface Catholic Church

  • Rincon UMC

  • Goshen UMC

  • Springfield First Baptist Church

  • Rincon Church of God

  • One Savior

  • First Baptist Church Rincon

  • St Luke’s Episcopal Church

Effingham County Support Congregations

  • Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church

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