In April 2023, FPWM obtained a site plan and special use approval to convert unused office space inside Wyoming Park United Methodist Church into 10-12 units of transitional housing aimed at assisting families at risk of homelessness. This collaborative effort with the Wyoming church showcases our commitment to expanding shelter options through innovative models. By repurposing an existing building, we can provide a safe and supportive environment for families in need. This approach not only increases shelter capacity but also addresses the urgent issue of family homelessness in the community. FPWM recognizes the importance of leveraging community resources and fostering collaborative solutions, as exemplified by our partnership with the church. Finding creative and sustainable ways to expand shelter options and meet the evolving needs of families experiencing homelessness is crucial to our organization’s growth.
The Mission of Family Promise of West Michigan is to end homelessness, one family at a time. We engage diverse and inclusive community and faith-based organizations to provide emergency shelter and basic needs to families with children who experience homelessness. By connecting families to prevention emergency services, housing, and family support services, we’re helping them move out of homelessness and into stable housing for good.