Partnering with churches helps FPLC build programs that help the homeless community get connected with resources. We have partnered with 22 churches in Lycoming County to help host our families and provide them with a safe, loving environment to sleep in. Three or four times per year, our host congregations provide overnight lodging, meals, and hospitality for one week at a time. Each church has the opportunity to host four families or up to 14 people from 6 p.m. until 7 a.m. the following morning.
These are some ways you can help:
- Host Congregations
- Day Center Office Angel
- Host Congregations
Our Board and Committee members are dedicated groups of individuals who are committed to making a difference. Great at marketing? We’ve got a committee for that! Interested in development? We have a committee for that too! Whatever skills you are blessed with, FPLC has a place for you. Help your local community and gain a chance to network by joining one of our Committees or Board. For more information, reach out to Jenny Hull.
Our volunteers are the lifeline of our program. Volunteers provide a variety of services: cooking
and serving meals, playing with children or helping with homework, and staying overnight at host churches. Beyond these services, volunteers interact with the guests by treating them with respect and responding with compassion. We have opportunities for your whole family to volunteer on some level.
The Day Center
All families are brought to our Day Center, which provides a home-like atmosphere for our guests from 7 a.m. to 6 p.m. The Day Center also doubles as the FPLC office. Employed guests will go to work during the day, while others will work with our case manager, Becky, in order to find jobs and housing. Maintaining a sense of stability to crucial to academic success, so school-aged children will be enrolled in school during the academic year.
FPLC van and volunteer drivers will transport guests to and from the Day Center and the host congregation. We also help provide transportation to job interviews, housing searches, medical and dental appointments, and social service agencies.
Since FPLC is self-supporting, we maintain multiple avenues to fund our programs. We will always accept donations (both material and monetary), grants, and fundraising opportunities. If you can support us in any of these ways, please contact us. If you are interested in joining our network as a host or support network, please have your pastor/priest/clergy or coordinator contact us at (570) 567-7150.