To keep pace with the ever-increasing need for services for homeless families in our area, in January we moved our Resource Center from West Grove to Kennett Square. We thank Assumption of the Blessed Virgin Mary Parish in West Grove for their generosity that allowed us to establish ourselves in Southern Chester County since our opening in November 2015. The solution to our need for more space came in the three-story home at 1156 West Baltimore Pike in Kennett Square, the former office of William P. McGovern, Inc. Executive Director, Susan Minarchi said of our new facility, “Mr. McGovern was very generous in working on the rent for us. We can’t thank him enough for it. We are so excited about this move. It’s going to be a good, long-term solution for us.” Board President, Kevin McLean, says this long-term lease allows us to establish a firm foothold in this community for many years to come. Kevin also expressed a huge thanks to the many dedicated volunteers who pitched in and helped with packing, cleaning, and relocating our facility. We could not and can not continue to serve our community without you.
On March 2, 2017, we celebrated our new location with an Open House. Many friendly faces who have been with us since the beginning were present, in addition to several new, enthusiastic supporters. We are thankful for each and every person who attended. A special thanks to Pat Bokovitch, Director of the Chester County Department of Community Development, who said of our effort, “To be able to see a need and put together a plan and implement it and serve our most difficult segment of homelessness in families, families with children, is really impressive.”
Rep. John Lawrence (R-158th Dist.) said Family Promise is making an impact on the community. “It’s a great program on many levels,” Lawrence said. “Often times there is nowhere for a homeless family to go. This fills that void.”
If you have not been in to our new facility, please call 610-444-0400 to arrange a visit. We want you, our community members, to get to know us and see how you can be involved with the work of alleviating family homelessness in Southern Chester County. There are many ways to help.