There are certainly people in Montana who spend their days helping other Montana residents with whatever hardships they may be facing. From helping the hungry and homeless to dealing with physical or mental illness, these kind-hearted souls make a difference in the lives of thousands of Montanas each year.
One of those organizations is preparing to celebrate its anniversary.
The Family Promise of Gallatin Valley is celebrating 17 years of serving the homeless in the area. The celebration will take place at his Family Promise facility at 1603 Tschache Lane here in Bozeman from 5:30-7:00 pm on Thursday, October 27th.
The gala will feature guest speakers including Family Promise’s first Executive Director, Gloria Edwards. Also speaking is former board member Ray Ross.
A lot has changed in the Bozeman and Gallatin Valley regions since Family Promise was founded in 2005. Home prices and rents skyrocketed, and there was a huge increase (over 600%) of families dealing with homelessness. For many locals to survive in the current economic climate.
Family Promise’s mission is to:
“To empower homeless families with children to achieve self-sufficiency through early learning opportunities, partnerships, services and advocacy, with the aim of achieving the vision of ending family homelessness, one family at a time. Our commitment is unwavering because within our shelters, prevention, and stabilization programs serve everyone over the age of 18 and ensure that the primary custodial parent has at least one child. Family Promise serves families of all configurations through three emergency shelter units and ten temporary housing units currently in operation.
The organization also offers Rising Stars, an early learning center, and many other programs that revolve around helping Gallatin Valley families get back on their feet. If you want to learn more about Family Promise, check out his website familypromisegv.org for the company.