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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.

2022 Family Promise Bed Race
Sunday, June 26, 2:00 - 4:00 p.m., 
Civic Stadium Parking Lot
Help support this fun, annual tradition whose goal is to raise funds to help end family homelessness in Whatcom County. Learn more about the Bed Race at the Interfaith Coalition's website and/or read about sponsorship opportunities.

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 optional)
8:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m., 1:00 - 4:00 p.m.
Phone: (360) 733-1380