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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 ride to our Day 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. 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 up to 4 families at a time (14 people 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​

First Baptist Church of Lodi

First Presbyterian Church

First Unitarian Universalist Church

Holy Cross United Methodist Church

Saint Andrew's Lutheran Church

St. Paul's Methodist Church (Manteca)

Stockton Covenant Church

Temple Israel

United Lutheran Church (Manteca)

Support Congregations

Cathedral of the Annunciation Catholic

Church of the Presentation

Crosstown Community Church

Ebenezer AME Church

First Congregational Church

LDS Northland Ward (Manteca)

Shiloh Delta Valley Church

St. Anne's Episcopal Church

St. Anthony's Catholic Church (Manteca)

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

The Open Door House of Prayer

Transformed Through Hope Ministries (Manteca)

Trinity Presbyterian Church​

Zion Lutheran Church

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