Family Promise of the Midlands 501(c)3                                 1333 Omarest Dr, Columbia, SC 29210     (803) 832-4765

 

 

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Click to see the segment of the Today Show that showcased Family Promise of the Midlands on March 21, 2019.

Every Child Deserves a Home Campaign

December 2016

Jake Moore on the Keep the Lights On Campaign December 2015

Havana Nights Gala and Silent Auction

February 4,  2017

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"In the Shadow of the Steeple"

Family Promise was featured in the December 2017 issue of Columbia Metropolitan Magazine.

Havana Nights 2017: A Gala to Benefit Family Promise of the Midlands

February 04, 2017

Havana Nights Gala

 

February 4, 2017

Our second fundraising gala was an enchanted night of dancing, food, exotic drinks, and fun as we recreated a tropical Cuban paradise right on Main Street! We danced to the music of the very popular band “Heart and Soul” and had fun with the best people in the Midlands: our Family Promise supporters. For the second year, the event sold out, and this year we sold twice as many tickets as last year.  We are already looking for a bigger venue as we anticipate even more demand for tickets next year.  Thanks to our sponsors, donors, and ticket purchasers!

ABC Columbia Features FPM and Midlands Gives 2016

May 02, 2016

ABC-Columbia featured Family Promise of the Midlands in anticipation of Midlands Gives. Watch the mother of one of our guest families, Tanika Doctor, talk about how FPM helped her family when they found themselves homeless after the historic flooding in October of 2015.

UMCs, other churches help homeless families stay together as latest affiliate opens in Midlands

February 17, 2015

By Jessica Brodie
Reprinted from SC United Methodist Advocate

 

COLUMBIA—Never in a million years did Frederica Prince think she and her two sons would be homeless.

 

“I did everything everyone expected me to do—I raised a family, worked since I was 15 years old, everything I was taught as it relates to the American dream. Finding myself in this predicament was not something I ever expected,” Prince said.

 

A single mother, Prince and her sons found themselves homeless recently after they were forced to move out of her brother’s house and her car engine died, and she couldn’t get to work and afford a place of their own. They were living in a hotel, scraping by. Desperation loomed.

 

And then, an answered prayer: a free place for her and her sons to live for the next 90 days. Help with transportation. Coaching and assistance with a job hunt. Prayer and love. All courtesy of the newly opened Family Promise of the Midlands.

 

“It’s as if God opened up a window and poured out all his angels,” Prince told the Advocate, a wide grin transforming her face and tired eyes gleaming with hope. “They opened up their doors and allowed me and my boys to come in. They treat us as if we’re one of them. It’s truly a blessing.”

A Hope to Dream: Family Promise of the Midlands Partners with Ashley Furniture

January 14, 2015

Family Promise of the Midlands is proud to partner with Ashley Furniture in their bed giveaway program, A Hope to Dream.

 

Children between the ages of 3 and 16 whose families are unable to provide them with a bed are eligible to apply using this short application. Completed applications should be sent to FPM executive director Kathleen McLean-Titus, FPM, 2501 Heyward Street, Columbia, SC 29205.

 

Twenty-five twin bed kits were delivered to Family Promise of the Midlands on January 5 by Eddy and Eddie of Gonzalo Trucking, who expressed great joy at delivering this gift.Family Promise of the Midlands is grateful to the generous people at Ashley Furniture and Gonzalo Trucking for allowing us to partner with them in this important ministry.

The Promise Fulfilled

December 29, 2014

After more than two years of planning, fund raising and hard work, Family Promise of the Midlands is now serving homeless families.  The first family to enter the program spent the week of Dec. 8 at Shandon Presbyterian Church.  The following week, they were at  Ebenezer Lutheran Church.

 

“We are off to a great start,” said executive director Kathleen McLean-Titus.  “There is a great need for Family Promise in the Midlands and our host congregations certainly are living up to the spirit of this Christmas season,” she added.

 

As part of the Family Promise program, homeless families spend the night in church Sunday school classrooms and unused space.   Each Sunday, the families rotate to a different church.  Fifteen Midlands churches are participating in the program.

 

“Throughout the week I witnessed Christ in the volunteers who lovingly set up the bedrooms, in the family we hosted, in the meals that were prepared and served, in the volunteers who spent the night, in those who transported our family members to the church and in the care of our director,” said Tracey Waltz, one of the coordinators at Shandon Presbyterian.

 

Participants in the program are screened by the executive director and must be actively seeking permanent housing.

Article About Opening Day in The Columbia Star

November 20, 2014

Thank you to The Columbia Star for featuring Family Promise of the Midlands! 

Cick here to view the article. 

Family Promise of the Midlands Opens Day Center

November 11, 2014

About 200 people came out Nov. 9 to celebrate the grand opening of the Day Center for Family Promise of the Midlands. Visitors enjoyed touring the rooms that are being renovated for use as the Day Center, where our guests will spend their days gaining job skills and searching for both jobs and affordable, sustainable housing options. Speakers included Family Promise board chair Jill Duffield, executive director Kathleen McLean-Titus, and director of the Greenville Area Family Promise affiliate, Tony McDade. The Potter’s Christian Life Center gospel choir set a tone of praise and thanksgiving with two powerful and moving songs.

 

Click here to see photos from the event. 

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