St. Elisabeth has supported Family Promise since it started on the North Shore in 2010. Family Promise provides families with children who are homeless with a supported pathway to self-sufficiency. Family promise works with two to four families at a time providing shelter, meals and resources. By working with local congregations for nighttime accommodations and community volunteers who provide meals, Family Promise is effective and very cost efficient. St. Elisabeth partner’s with St. Augustine’s Episcopal Church in Wilmette where they have the space and facilities to host families. It is a wonderful Christian opportunity to help local families in need. There are usually 3-4 times per year to help. The specific responsibilities for helping include; sleeping overnight or joining with others for cooking and/or serving meals. Families with children are welcomed and the children love to play with other children. It’s a fun opportunity!