Serving Homeless Families, A Community Effort

Family Promise serves homeless families in the Lima-Allen County area.  We connect families with service agencies to help them find jobs to sustain them financially while they look for permanent housing. 
     The heart of the program is the churches that have focused their mission efforts locally.  Participating churches provide temporary overnight accommodations for the families giving them a warm place to sleep, a nutritious meal in the evening and the tender mentoring of volunteers to insure them someone cares about them. Annually, Family Promise serves 16 plus families which includes adults and children.  We provide over 2500 shelter nights, over 8,000 meals with over 8400 volunteer hours. The positive housing outcome is 83.5% and about 75% find employment while at Family Promise.  
     To learn how you or your church can be a part of this worthwhile mission, call 419-879-4600 or email: Chuck Wolfe, Family Promise Executive Director, is available to speak with your administrative board or any group who is interested in becoming involved

Looking for a project for your club, Sunday school class or other group.  Family Promise needs supplies for our families when they are at the Day Center.

Click here for a list.

Our Partner Agencies

Allen County Children's Services

                                           Allen County Department of Jobs and Family Services                                   

                                                                        Allen Metropolitan Housing Authority                                                                                  Lima Allen County Community Action (LACCA)

            Lima/Allen County Regional Transit Authority  

                                                                                          Lima City School                                                                                             Lima Memorial Health Systems

                                                                                         Lima Rescue Mission                                                                                                                                                   Partners for Violence Free Families

                                                                      Samaritan House                                                      

                 St. Rita's Medical Center  

                              We-Care People    




A heartfelt thank you to Potash Corporation for their generous donation for a van to transport our families.  See the  "OUR SUPPORTERS" page for more pictures.



Family Promise is a faith-based agency working with various community partners, dedicated to helping homeless families achieve and sustain independence by providing help, hope and a safe haven as they seek suitable employment and housing.

129 S. Pierce Street, Lima, OH 45801                                               Phone/FAX: (419) 879-4600                        

Family Promise

          of Lima-Allen County
     Building Communities Strengthening Lives

Cardboard City 2016

Have fun and raise money for Family Promise - October 21, 6:00 PM through October 22, 2:00 PM at Trinity United Methodist Church.  Click HERE for Details!