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March Newsletter   

Spring Fundraiser

Spring is finally here, and we are ready for it! This year for our 8th Annual Spring Fundraiser we present A Night at the Manor, April 21st, 2021.

This is an event with many options:

- Join us in person at Willowbrook Manor for an evening of English Tea, Speakers, and fun.

- Seating is limited, so head here to purchase tickets now!

- For those on our mailing list, you can mail in your donation via the envelope provided. - Join our Live Virtual event on our Website or Facebook page. - Donate online anytime before April 31st here.

Spotlight : Shelter Care and Day Center

Interfaith Hospitality Network (Shelter)- Our shelter model is for homeless families with children and first-time mothers. This program provides an outlet for churches, non-denominational groups, and local resources to come together to help homeless families. Due to COVID-19, we have stopped our rotational model. Our guests now remain at neighboring static sites. Each participating group in our rotational volunteer network takes turns coming to our static site and serves for a full week, this occurs on a two- or three-month rotating basis. During the week they provide dinners, dinner servers, and overnight volunteers. Volunteers cover nighttime operations from 4:30 when dinner is set up until 7 am on weekdays and 8 am on weekends. Prior to COVID, we served 3-4 families (up to 14 individuals). During COVID we have been able to expand this static model to now serving 8 families at a time between two buildings. All Shelter guests have access to our Day Center.

Day Center- Is open and staffed daily. The Day center is the touching point for all outreach and in-house services. This includes Prevention, Shelter, and Diversion services. At the Day Center guests from our housing programs can take showers, make meals from our fully stocked kitchen, receive case management to assist in goal setting, financial literacy, and housing searches. Due to COVID-19, most other services are done via phone or video conference.

Day Center Services Include- Family Mentoring, New Beginnings Financial Literacy Classes, Prevention & Diversion Services, Pet for a Promise, as well as showers, laundry, dining and play areas, and much more.

Check back next month for more in-depth information on our Guest Services offered at the Day Center and beyond...

Looking for ways to get involved?

There are many ways to get involved here at Family Promise of Skagit Valley. Interested in serving or preparing meals? Go to the SignUp Genius below! Wanting to engage as a Family Mentor to a family in need of encouragement and compassion? Sign up for one of the Family Mentor Trainings we offer each month!

Thank you, Coordinators!

Church Coordinators are a vital part of our Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN). Coordinators are the liaison between Family Promise, Churches, and Organizations. They recruit and inform the volunteers throughout our 25+ network! The next Coordinator meeting is via Zoom on April 6th at 6 pm.

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