Denver, CO, October 16, 2015 --(PR.com
)-- The cities of Denver and Aurora have officially proclaimed Oct. 18 through 25, 2015, as “Family Promise Week” in honor of the national week that brings awareness to issues of homelessness.
Family Promise of Greater Denver, an affiliate of Family Promise, is celebrating the week locally, which also recognizes the efforts of more than 1,000 volunteers who support the nonprofit’s mission to help families struggling with homelessness.
Family Promise is comprised of 192 affiliates that partner with local congregations to provide shelter, meals, facilities for case management, and thousands of volunteer opportunities. In 2014, Family Promise of Greater Denver served 202 individuals, and more than half were children. Local volunteers also supported the program through 32,000 volunteer hours.
Nationally, Family Promise provided shelter to more than 50,000 last year, and children made up 60%.
“We are incredibly humbled by the city proclamations issued by Mayor Michael Hancock and Mayor Stephen Hogan,” said Jolynn Snyder, executive director at Family Promise of Greater Denver. “Family Promise Week recognizes the urgent need to address family homelessness. Across the United States, families comprise nearly 40 percent of the homeless population, and they are one of the fastest growing segments.”
Learn about local efforts to recognize National Family Promise Week!
About Family Promise of Greater Denver
Family Promise of Greater Denver is a 501(c)3 nonprofit independently affiliated with a national entity comprised of 192 affiliates in 42 states.
We partner with community organizations to provide shelter, meals and supportive services to homeless families with children under age 18. Family Promise of Greater Denver began serving the metro area in November 1997. Learn more at FamilyPromiseOfGreaterDenver.org.