Our mission is to help homeless children and their families achieve sustainable independence.
Our vision: a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future together.
In October, 2005, Dr. Craig Borchardt met with a regional Family Promise director to determine the need for a network of churches for a Family Promise affiliate in the Bryan-College Station area. Based on homeless statistics, a core group was formed early in 2006.
The organization was incorporated on October 16, 2006, and began recruiting faith-based organizations to join in a network to support homeless children and their families. The first three churches to join the interfaith network were Peace Lutheran Church, Christ United Methodist Church and Our Saviour's Lutheran Church.
Family Promise of Bryan-College Station obtained tax exempt status as a 501(c)3 organization on May 14, 2007, and began raising funds with plans to begin serving homeless children and their families as soon as the affiliate requirements were met. Affiliate status was reached in the spring of 2008 and a working board of directors was seated in April. Officers were elected with Ann Park serving as president.
Aimee Myers was hired as the first Program Director in July. A space was leased for the Day Center and renovations began with donations of materials and volunteer labor. Portable beds, a van and closed trailer were purchased, and on October 6, 2008, three families were welcomed into the Family Promise of B-CS program.
Successful fund raising events and several grants have allowed us to provide the necessary support for the guest families within our annual budget. More than 80 Club 274 members contribute a day's operational cost of $274.
Aimee Myers resigned in October of 2009, after serving for 16 months, during which time she provided us with a well organized, strong and stable network of interfaith organizations. Following Aimee's departure, Dr. Mark Taplette continued the good work of supporting homeless families in the network as Program Director from December, 2009, though May of 2010.
Dr. Phebe Simmons became the program's current Program Director in June of 2010. Previous to becoming director, Dr. Simmons served as Case Manager at Family Promise of B-CS. She brings a wide variety of experience and knowledge and is providing superb leadership for the Family Promise of Bryan-College Station Network of interfaith organizations.