Be a Host Group


Family Promise’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer service  groups to help local families facing homelessness. Our hosts are responsible to collaborate at the Family Housing Center by assisting with the dinner meal  and providing hospitality to families in need. They also  assist in cleaning and setting up rooms as families move out of the Center.


For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast provided by the Missoula Food Bank  followed by a work with the support specialists on their housing plan.  In the evening, guests return to the Family Housing Center , 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, in their own room, with their own bathroom,  under one roof. 

Volunteer Groups

Local congregations and organizations provide support for the Family Housing Center.   A host group of volunteers may be involved with the following:


  • Providing salads and desserts for the dinner meal

  • Serving and cleaning up after meal 

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

  • Sleeping overnight at the Housing Center (one volunteer  works with a paid staff) 

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up guest rooms for new participants. 

  • Providing support in the form of gas cards, gift cards and celebratory supplies. 


  • Each volunteer group provides support for just one week, four times a year​

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


  • Congregations/ organizations can be teamed up with support organizations to share the workload through the week. 

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

Become A Host Group

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Committed Host Congregations & Organizations

  • Blessed Trinity

  • Christ the King

  • Church of Jesus Christ, LDS

  • First Presbyterian

  • First United Methodist Church

  • Immanuel Lutheran

  • Providence Health Center

  • Sovereign Hope

  • St Francis Xavier

  • St Paul Lutheran

  • University Congregational Church

  • Waypoint Church

Committed Support Congregations & Organizations

  • ALPS Corp

  • Atonement Lutheran

  • Annunciation Greek Orthodox

  • Emmaus Campus Ministry

  • First Christian Disciples of Christ

  • Missoula Friends Meeting

  • Grace United Methodist Church

  • Griz Football

  • New Hope Church

  • Our Savior Lutheran - Bonner

  • Prince of Peace Lutheran

  • St Anthony Parish

  • St Ann Catholic Church

  • Spirit of Peace

  • Unitarian Universalist