Family Promise closes its doors

Family Promise of Washington County, a homeless shelter for families, has temporarily closed its doors but plans to reopen sometime in 2014.

You 'Can-Do' it

From the outside, it is just a house, nestled among many others in Washington’s West End.

Making summer special

“There can be no keener revelation of a society’s soul than the way in which it treats its children.” – Nelson Mandela, former president of South Africa

Organizations help families get back on their feet

Among the Washington County organizations working toward the difficult goal of ending homelessness are two nonprofit shelters and a community center. Their efforts give hope to homeless families with children, which make up more than a third of the homeless population, and provide them with shelter, programs and resources to help them regain their independence.