Upcoming Events

Help sell 50/50 tickets at a Sabres Game and get in free!

Love the Sabres?  Want to get into a game for free?  Join Family Promise volunteers selling 50/50 tickets on Wednesday, March 21 from 4:30-9:00pm and watch the Sabres take on the Arizona Cayotes!

Family Promise of WNY Fundraisers

The Frozen Chozen 5k Race


Whether you run or walk, your going to have fun in the snow at the Frozen Chosen sponsored each January by St. John's Lutheran Church in Orchard Park.

Buffalo Sabres 50/50 Ticket Sales

Come catch a Sabres game for free by helping Family Promise of WNY sell 50/50 tickets with a portion of the proceeds going to advance our mission.

Parent's Day Campaign

Support the parents in our program who heroically struggle to navigate through the stress and trauma of being homeless with children.  


Who doesn't like chocolate and beer?  Join us each October to enjoy great nibbles and great company and a chance to win basket raffles, 50/50 drawings and more!

Thanksgiving and Christmas Drive

Help the families we serve have a joyful holiday season through your donation of turkey dinners or Christmas presents.

End-of-Year Appeal

Share your abundance where it counts most - helping families in crisis find stabiilty and dignity by successfully navigating out of homelessness.

History of Family Promise of WNY


Family Promise of Western New York began as the Interfaith  Hospitality Network of Greater Buffalo in 1997.  It was a new affiliate in a national hospitality organization with a mission of uniting faith  communities in responding to the needs of families experiencing  homelessness.  The Interfaith Hospitality Network changed its name to Family Promise about fifteen years ago and today there are over 200 affiliates nation wide.

The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Buffalo came to the area through the  efforts of a group of pastors and lay people who worked to bring together faith communities in this area who wanted to take a hands-on approach to the problem of homelessness.  The Family Promise community-based model is what distinguishes our organization - we unite hundreds of volunteers from congregations across our community to help us feed, shelter and provide hospitality to our guests.  

Over the years, our Day Center has changed locations several times and faith communities have moved into and out of our network.  However, twenty years later Family Promise of WNY is still operating via a solid  network of over 40 faith communities and fulfilling our mission each  and every day.  

In 2017, we served 18 families which included over 40 children.   We were able to successfully house 12 of those families or almost 70%.   If you do not include the families that were not ready for shelter and  left our program in under one week, that figure rises to 86%.   These numbers underscore the fact that the values of compassion,  hospitality and personal attention which are at the foundation of our  model really do make a difference in the outcomes of the families we  serve.