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Last month, we shared the exciting news of the renovation journey unfolding at our shelter property in Hillsboro. The project is gaining momentum and progressing according to plan, but as with any ambitious endeavor, there's still much ground to cover and funding needed to bring this vision to life.


This revitalized facility will serve as a haven for some of our community's most vulnerable families, providing refuge and support to those who are medically fragile, survivors of domestic violence, or navigating complex challenges.


However, we can't do this alone.


We're reaching out to our community of compassionate partners, to help us secure the remaining funds necessary to complete this vital project.

We're seeking nearly $60,000 to put towards the final stages of the Hillsboro Family Shelter Renovation Project, specifically focusing on essential repairs for plumbing, electrical, and HVAC systems.


With the support of our dedicated construction partners and project management team, these renovations can be swiftly executed, allowing us to stay on track for our grand reopening slated for July 2024.


If you're passionate about making a tangible difference in the lives of families in housing crisis and want to learn more about how you can join us in this meaningful endeavor, please reach out to Lanndhese Talice at info@fpgwc.org or call 971-217-8949.


Together, we are the key to the house that hope built.



Put yourself in the shoes of a single mom with a teenage son of 16. Your budget is tight and family help scarce. Suddenly, your landlord decides to sell, giving you just a month’s notice to vacate the place you've called home. As you scour for a new place, you're hit with the reality of soaring rent prices, which have jumped drastically in three years, putting decent housing out of reach. Time ticks away and before you know it, the deadline arrives with no alternative housing in sight. Bracing yourself, you seek refuge at a shelter, only to be told that you and your son must part ways due to his age. The crisis you’re facing deepens, becoming even more daunting.


Family Promise of Greater Washington County (FPGWC) keeps families together while in shelter regardless of the child’s age.

Family homelessness is often an invisible crisis and is hidden from public view. Families experiencing homelessness typically stay with family and friends, in motels, or in a shelter as opposed to sleeping on the street. Homelessness may not be a visible issue in our community, which is why we make it a point to work with Beaverton School District families as part of our outreach.


FPGWC works to address the issue of family homelessness holistically. We provide prevention services before families reach crisis, shelter and transitional housing if they become homeless, stabilization programs once they have secured housing to ensure they remain independent, and case management throughout all stages.


It’s proven to be a highly successful approach.

  • Homelessness is prevented for 98% of families served in our program.

  • On average, 94% of the people served in our Shelter program secure housing within 17 weeks. 90% of those families are still housed one year later.

  • On average, 90% of the families served in our Transitional Housing program secure housing within 16 weeks. 90% of those families are still housed one year later.


The Power of an Hour

On Thursday, April 11th, Family Promise of Greater Washington County (FPGWC) will host Family Promise Giving Day, a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and funds to support local families experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity. 


This year, we’re asking you to ‘Give an Hour’ to Family Promise, whether that be a donation of an hour of your salary or an hour of your attention to learn more about Family Promise and the 2.5 million children who experience homelessness every year in America.


Donations can be made online or via check made out to Family Promise of Greater Washington County and mailed to P.O. Box 1932, Beaverton OR 97075.



SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – This October, Family Promise Affiliates across the country will participate in Family Promise’s first Giving Day, a one-day online event to raise awareness of Family Promise and the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S.


“We’re bringing our communities together to raise $1million for families experiencing homelessness,” says Chief Impact Officer Cara Bradshaw. “More than 80 Affiliates will be online on October 25 to support this mission.” The digital event will be accompanied by local in-person events at Affiliates and a Night of Giving Gala held in Summit, NJ.


Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers and serves more than 90,000 family members each year. Family Promise will change the future for 1 million children by 2030. Let’s start on October 25! For more information about Family Promise Giving Day, please visit www.fpgives.org.

If you are a reporter with questions about Giving Day, please reach out to Katie Coughlin at kcoughlin@familypromise.org.



Family Promise aims to raise $1 million in 24 hours during Giving Day Event


Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers and serves more than 90,000 family members each year. Family Promise will change the future for 1 million children by 2030. Let’s start on October 25! For more information about Family Promise Giving Day, please visit www.fpgives.org.

If you are a reporter with questions about Giving Day, please reach out to Katie Coughlin at kcoughlin@familypromise.org.


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