Family Promise of Hawaii

October 25, 2013

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Awesome Foundation Oahu is thrilled to award Family Promise our October grant for a high capacity washing machine for their Honolulu Center.

Family Promise of Hawaii serves one of our neediest populations: homeless families with children. They serve families from all over the island of Oahu and offer daily shelter, meals and case management at one of their two day centers located in Windward Oahu and Honolulu. Families use their centers as a home base for mail, phone, laundry, computers, showers and weekly case management.

Since 2006, Family Promise of Hawaii has helped over 1,000 parents and children transition out of homelessness into sustainable independence. Approximately 80% of the families transition into housing within 3-4 months. They partner with 63 interfaith congregations and over 1,500 volunteers to shelter and feed the families 365 days a year. They average over 10,000 shelter bed nights per year and provide over 30,000 meals. They seek families who are motivated to achieve self-sufficiency and give priority to families willing to work.

Their mission is to mobilize existing community resources to aid families with children experiencing homelessness and help them transition to sustainable independence. Awesome Foundation Oahu thinks this is an Awesome mission and we are thrilled to help with funds for a washing machine.

Photo left to right: Sandra Terlep (Family Promise), Kathy Bryant, Mary Saunders (Family Promise), Andi Fujii, and Christina Gallagher