In partnership with Family Promise of Clark County (FPCC), UUCV hosts families for week-long stays four times each year. Church members provide meals as well as spend quality time with the families each evening before they sleep here.
For more information or to sign up to volunteer, contact email@example.com.
What We Do
UUCV serves as a host church to shelter families experiencing homelessness while they seek employment and housing.
Guests of Family Promise must be families with children and remain alcohol and drug free. While in the program, families pay no rent, are provided dinner at the host church, and other meals at the Day Center.
During the day, participants receive individualized case management from staff at the Family Day Center located in the River City Church on Fourth Plain Boulevard. Families in the program have access to case management where they are provided with resources for employment, financial literacy, and housing. Children receive educational support.
In the evenings, families stay as our guests. Families sleep in the upstairs classrooms in our Religious Education building and have their meals downstairs. Our UUCV volunteers are trained on the causes of homelessness and on how to work safely and sensitively with program guests.
UUCV typically provides a week of shelter and meals (dinners) four times a year. We are lucky to have the service of many volunteers – will you join us?
How You Can Help
We welcome new volunteers! You will work one shift or as many as you volunteer for, not the whole week. Training is available for all tasks.
|Evening Host||Monitor guest arrivals and departures; assist with dinner presentation and clean-up; help orient guests; answer questions||5:00 – 9:00pm|
|Overnight Host||Be available for questions; monitor guest arrivals and departures; answer questions; sleep in downstairs RE room||9:00pm – 7:00am|
|Cook||Prepare and deliver dinners to UUCV||Drop off at 5:30pm|
|Van Driver||Drive the families in the Family Promise van from UUCV to the Day Center at River City Church (morning), and from the Day Center to UUCV (evening)||7:00am – 8:00am 5:00pm – 6:00pm|
|Set-up||Set up beds on the first Sunday afternoon of our week(s)||1:00pm – 2:30pm|
|Load out beds and clean up||Pack beds into trailer and/or clean building for RE use on last Sunday morning of our week(s)||8:00am – 9:30am|
|Trailer Driver||Drive the trailer with beds to the next hosting church on Sunday morning||9:30am – 10:30am|
We host guests from Sunday evening to the following Sunday morning. Guests arrive at 5:30pm and leave the next morning by 7:00am weekdays, 8:00am weekends.
I’m ready to Volunteer!
Email firstname.lastname@example.org to learn about training and find out when we are hosting next.
If you are ready to sign up for our Family Promise hosting in November, pick your shift here.
To prepare for volunteering, check out this Trauma Informed Training from Family Promise.
Resources for Unhoused Persons
Unhoused persons who are not participating in Family Promise are invited to access these Clark County resources. They may not camp on our property.
St Vincent de Paul – 360-694-5388 – 2456 NE Stapleton Rd
Provides food and clothing
Open Monday, Tuesday, Thursday, Friday. Food: 9:00a – 1:00p Clothing: 9:00a – 12:30p
Council for the Homeless Housing Hotline – 360-695-9677
CVAB Warmline – 360-903-2853
Non-crisis mental health and addiction counseling
CVAB Hotline – 360-696-9560
Mental health crisis