The Need

Family Promise - SCC - TERRITORY MAP 422 students were impacted by homelessness during 2015-16 in Southern Chester County’s (SCC) four school districts. Zero shelter beds exist in our area to keep families together during an already stressful time. SCC housing costs are far above national average, often requiring up to 80% of paychecks in low-income families to go for housing.

Our Response

Our VISION: Family Promise of Southern Chester County is committed to alleviating homelessness in Southern Chester County, Pennsylvania.

Our MISSION: Family Promise of Southern Chester County is organized to help children and their families experiencing homelessness achieve sustainable housing and stability by providing shelter, meals, and comprehensive support services through a network of congregations and volunteers.

Families Served

Since inception: 31 families
(40 adults, 77 children)
YTD: 11 families (15 adults, 33 children)

Average # nights in program:
Since inception: 46
YTD: 38

75% of families have been successfully placed into housing since our inception on 11/1/2015.

A special thank-you to the donors of our Volunteer Appreciation Party (10-25-17)

Acme (Avondale)

Classic Cookies of Kennett Square

Dunkin' Donuts

Giant Food Store (West Grove)

Herr Foods Inc.

Lola's - Lots of Lovely Apparel

Panaderia Lara Bakery (Kennett Square)

Philly Pretzel Factory (Avondale)

Philips Florist (Oxford)

Redner's Warehouse Markets


The Product Place (Kennett Square)

Toot Sweets - Truly Scrumptious Candy (Oxford)

Walmart (Kennett Square)

Mr. & Mrs. Bowers

Volunteers: Please give us positive feedback about your Family Promise volunteer experience.


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