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Family Promise of Whatcom County

Family Promise is a national initiative that is locally run by the Interfaith Coalition. It is a community effort by local parishes and congregations to each provide one week of housing and meals for up to five families (14 individuals maximum) four times per year. The goal of the initiative is to help the families involved move from homelessness to housing and the success rate is extremely high because of the holistic approach of the program.

"Due to Covid-19, instead of hosting families in our gym, right now we simply provide groceries for our families to cook meals from recipes they have selected. Our families are located in individual houses from Bellingham to Ferndale, coordinated by the Interfaith Coalition. We are still working to identify what the program will look like post-Covid. For right now, we know the current model will be in effect throughout the rest of the year."

Family Promise of Whatcom County Program Manager:
Carolyn Roy, carolyn@interfaith-coalition.org

Interfaith Coalition Office:
(360) 734-3983

Assumption's Coordinators:
Scott & Peg Wendling

Quick links:
Family Promise of Whatcom County and FAQs.

Family Promise Bed Race, a fun, annual fundraiser that supports the work of this program.

2021: Get ready for the Bed Race on Sept. 26!
Check out the flyer and Sponsor Form.
Contact: Konrad Kocsis at familypromisebedrace@gmail.com

Details for congregations about participating families' daily schedule may be found here.
Read some thank you notes from Family Promise guests.


Church of the Assumption Contact Information

2116 Cornwall Ave
Bellingham, WA 98225

Office Hours:
Tuesday-Friday; masks required in parish office.
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (360) 733-1380