Mission Statement:

Helping homeless families with children achieve and maintain permanent housing

Family Promise of Lawrence is part of a National Organization, Family Promise. There are over 200 affiliates in 43 states in the US.  Together in 2018, we have served through these affiliates more than 126,000 people and 88% of them found housing.  In all affiliates, Family Promise provided 864,360 bed nights of shelter.


“Homelessness takes many forms: families with children doubling up with relatives, sleeping in their cars, paying for motel stays, living in shelter. Tragically, the number of children and families experiencing homelessness is not abating. In its most recent report, the Department of Education identified 1.3 million children who were homeless at some point over the course of the school year. That does not include more than one million pre-K children, who are too young to be counted.”  Claas Ehlers, CEO Family Promise National


“It’s simply astounding to see what happens when compassionate volunteers work together to help their neighbors in need. Over and over again, I see how families become empowered, and communities are transformed.”

—Karen Olson, Founder,  Family Promise National

Introduction to Family Promise of Lawrence: