The mission of Family Promise is to transform the lives of families with children that are facing homelessness by mobilizing a diverse community to provide shelter, education, and comprehensive support. FPMW serves low- and moderate-income families with at least one child under the age of 18 who are homeless or at risk of homelessness.
For the first 12 years of operation, UUAC was proudly part of a network of 50 lead and support congregations which provided the essential infrastructure of the Family Promise Shelter Program, offering overnight accommodations, homemade meals, and critical volunteers for companionship and overnight supervision. With the opening of Family Promise Metrowest’s permanent shelter in 2022 in their Natick Day Center, congregational volunteers now go on-site to provide essential support.
UUAC continues to serve as one of Family Promise’s Lead Congregations, whose role it is to fulfill key support for their shelter 3-4 weeks per year, including meal prep, food shopping, and dinner hosting.