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Family Promise

Family Promise is looking for more volunteers!

What is the Family Promise organization? 

Their mission is to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable independence.

How does Family Promise work?

Currently families are housed in a shelter in Waukesha.

Family Promise has a 88% success rate. It is a less costly solution and the community involvement means less chance of returning to their previous homeless situation.

Where is the overflow shelter located?

1210 Sentry Drive, Waukesha (Near Kohls, Target, Pick and Save on Sunset Dr.)

What is the St. James volunteer commitment?

Provide a meal once per month for a maximum of 10 adults and 20 children from April through October

Family Promise needs 5 volunteers (once/month) to engage with the families 

o 2 dinner service volunteers

o 2 hospitality volunteers

1 supervising volunteer

What kind of meal should I prepare?

A main dish, side, and dessert/fruit (no beverage)

Delivered to 1210 Sentry Dr. or made on site (commercial kitchen available)

What training is required before I volunteer?

Off site chefs: None

On site chefs and face-to-face volunteers:

New background check prior to service

New online training prior to service 

o On site training

Is there a website for volunteering or to find more information?


What if I have further questions?

Please contact either one of these volunteer coordinators See contact information below.


Additional Family Promise Information:

Coordinators: Sue Hoffmann262-705-3691[email protected]
Pete Hoffmann, 414-732-3888[email protected]

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