From the Great River Family Promise Board of Directors:
As our community and families face this unprecedented and trying time, we hope you are staying healthy and safe. In light of recent staffing changes at the organization, and the anticipated prolonged disruption to our rotational model of serving homeless families, the Board has made the difficult decision to suspend services.
Since March, Great River Family Promise has pivoted our offerings by launching diversion, stabilization, and prevention programming which includes additional partnering with local service organizations and innovative support for the families in our community. We have also continued to serve families in our aftercare and transitional housing programs ensuring the successful graduates of our rotational shelter program remain in safe, stable housing.
As many of you are aware, our rotational model of housing families experiencing homelessness was put on hold as Covid-19 forced our churches to shut their doors and our volunteers to stay home. As a board, we have explored options for a static model of sheltering. Unfortunately, we were unable to find a suitable solution that would allow us to provide sufficient value to our communities.
Effective October 15th, Great River Family Promise will suspended services. The board has made arrangements for families that are currently in aftercare and we remain dedicated to servicing our communities. Effective immediately, we will no longer accept donations.
From the bottom of our hearts, thank you for all of your support since we opened our doors.