Family Promise is a national program. Its mission is to help homeless families achieve sustainable independence through a community based response. Our local Interfaith Hospitality Network consist of several area churches that make up Family Promise of Greater Concord. Members of the Concord Unitarian Universalist Church host homeless families at the church one week at a time, three to four weeks a year. Members of the church provide meals and overnight hospitality. During the day families have access to a Day Center where they can get help finding housing, jobs and other resources that they need.
On the first Wednesday of every month volunteers from Concord UU prepare and serve a meal at the Friendly Kitchen, Concord’s only soup kitchen.
OutFITters of Concord is a thrift store that provides a revenue stream for Families in Transition, a statewide organization that assists families to break out of the cycle of homelessness. Members of Concord UU volunteer at the store from 10 am to Noon on the third Monday of every month, sorting and organizing donations to ready them for sale.
Concord Coalition to End Homelessness
We partner actively with the Concord Coalition to End Homelessness and the Rev. Michael Leuchtenberger is the chair of its Board of Directors.