Real life Testimonies

 "Family Promise has assisted me with help as far as computers and a phone to look for apartments. They gave me a safe clean place for me and my family to stay and most of all they allowed me and my family to stay together.
Also they have volunteers putting out bulletins saying that we have lost  everything and they are receiving donations for furniture, dishes,  beds, linens basically helping me so me and my family could have  everything we need when we find our apartment.
All of the volunteers & families that have helped out have been so kind and helpful, they really try to make it feel like a home for you and your family."
 

 Former Guest Family
 

 “When I first came to Buffalo I had nowhere to go. Thanks to Family Promise of WNY me and my son had a place to stay while we looked for a home. The staff was very helpful and never gave up until I found a place to live.  I would just like to say thank you Family Promise of WNY for everything that you have done for me and my son.” Former Guest Family of Family Promise of WNY  

 “Family  Promise opened their doors for my son, and I to come in when I  was faced with a housing issue.  I was feeling overwhelmed with  emotions because I could not understand why I was put in that position.   I had lost all faith.   Family  promise provided more than shelter, food, clothing, transportation, and  household necessities.  They also gave us comfort and respect.  (Her  son) is disabled, being born with Down syndrome.  Once the staff and  volunteers met him, they were more than happy to provided accommodations  for his special needs.  Each one was more than concerned of the choices  I was making for future housing and the areas in which I was looking to  reside.     Being  a client of Family Promise was the best thing that has happened for the  both of us.  For (her son), I believe he would say he enjoyed being in  the program because he met so many new friends.  He was so excited  playing basketball and other activities in the gyms and other  entertainment areas.  As for me, I feel the best part was not only  receiving assistance, but to be able to join in the worship services on  Sundays and to understand the different types of Christianity.  My faith  was not just restored but now it is stronger than ever.” Former guest Family 

 “My family and I lost our home and had no one to turn to and nowhere to go. Family Promise of WNY was especially helpful during our stay. They never made us feel homeless, just temporarily displaced.    We’re now in our own home and we still have the friendship and support of Family Promise. Family Promise is more than a name, it’s a promise to help your family.”  
 Former Guest Family of Family Promise of WNY  

  Family Promise of WNY stepped in to lend a helping hand, offering Rose’s family a place to live, meals on the table, and a sense of community while she searched for affordable housing.  In just three months, Rose enrolled her boys in the Buffalo Elementary School of Technology, where they are thriving, and she found work at Macy’s Department Store.  Family Promise’s comprehensive case management program connected Rose with the critical support services her family needs to be self-sufficient.  

  Today, Rose’s family lives independently. Going forward, Rose plans to enroll in a Nursing Assistant class through the University at Buffalo’s Educational Opportunity Center. Throughout the entire experience, Rose’s determination and eternal optimism never faded, and she is on the path towards a bright future for her family.