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Lafayette, IN, Welcomes Newest Affiliate of Family Promise

Family Promise's 137th Affiliate has opened its doors in Lafayette, IN.

 Training volunteers
Training volunteers at Family Promise of Greater Lafayette.
Family Promise of Greater Lafayette launched with 12 host congregations.  The day center is a beautiful small house donated by the city government, and director Jill Hostetler has been involved in other Family Promise programs around the country, bringing both passion and experience to the Affiliate. 

The first guest family was welcomed by host congregation Central Presbyterian Church, a mom with three daughters who were referred through a transitional housing organization that had no space available.  After the first night, in response to a question about what her family needed, the mom answered thoughtfully, "I can't think of anything.  We had a hot meal last night, the kids had an activity and we had a nice bed."  Expressing her appreciation of the secure arrangements of FPGL, she finally came up with something: markers and crayons for her girls.

The Lafayette Affiliate is pleased to be working with Family Promise's first-ever hosting Church of the Latter Day Saints.  LDS rules do not allow non-members to stay in Mormon-owned facilities, but the Lafayette stake is renting a building, allowing it to host there.