THE COMMUNITAS INITIATIVE TO JOIN FAMILY PROMISE OF THE VERDUGOS
Family Promise of the Verdugos and The Communitas Initiative have agreed to bring their organizations together under the Family Promise name so they can strengthen their homelessness prevention and recovery services in Glendale, Burbank and Northeast Los Angeles. Communitas will begin operating as a core program of Family Promise in early 2020.
Since 2010, Family Promise has operated a successful 90-Day shelter in partnership with local congregations. Family Promise is also part of the Rapid Rehousing programs in Burbank and Glendale. And, in 2019, in partnership with the Burbank Housing Corporation and City of Burbank they opened their first transitional housing program called Jerry’s Promise. Through all these services and more they provide services to nearly 50 households per day. Learn more about their good work here.
Serving Glendale and Northeast Los Angeles since 2015, Communitas has focused its efforts on preventing homelessness for at-risk individuals and families with its unique case management and financial coaching programs and by building a powerful network of congregational and nonprofit partners that enhances their work. In 2019, Communitas began Lifting People Up, a collaboration with the City of Burbank to provide its services to the tenants of the Burbank Housing Corporation.
Family Promise and Communitas believe that bringing their services together will more effectively accomplish their shared mission of helping at-risk families get back on their feet.