Host Site


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our host sites provide lodging, meals and hospitality to families in need. For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in otherwise unused spaces in their buildings. A host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the congregation

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

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Host Congregations

Central United Methodist Church​

City Church

First Presbyterian Church

First Unitarian Church

Holy Cross Methodist Church

Rock of Hope Church

St. Andrew's Lutheran Church

St. Paul's Methodist Church Manteca

Stockton Covenant Church

Temple Israel

United Lutheran Church Manteca

Zion Lutheran Church

Support Congregations

Trinity Presbyterian Church​

Cathedral of the Annunciation Catholic

Crosstown Community Church

First Congregational Church

LDS Northgate Ward Lathrop

LDS Northland Ward Manteca

Mosaic of Stockton

Shiloh Delta Valley Church

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

St. Anthony's Catholic Church Manteca

St. Bernadette's Catholic Church/Saint Vincent De Paul

Ebenezer AME Church

Transformed Through Hope Ministries Manteca

Trinity Presbyterian Church

Great Valley Baptist Church

Valley Ministries