June’s Dime in Time recipient: Family Promise of the Palouse
Family Promise of the Palouse (FPP) provides temporary shelter to homeless children and
their families while providing supportive services to parents to help them regain stability in their lives. They grew out of a local poverty initiative identifying the need for family shelter; today they
have the support of 28 interfaith congregations across the Palouse who provide shelter and hospitality to families in a time of need.
One of the challenges faced by the parents in this program is finding affordable childcare, particularly during their job search, when they are not yet eligible for childcare subsidies. FPP will be using the money donated through Dime in Time to pay for short-term daycare so that parents are able to go to job interviews until they secure stable employment. This funding makes a tremendous difference in the lives of their families.
This Co-op program is to benefit non-profit, non-sectarian and non-discriminatory organizations whose goals complement or support the Mission Statement of the Co-op.