Family Promise

Coordinator: Joyce Ann Brown


Volunteers are always needed to provide overnight house stewards and meals (four weeks each year) for families in need here in Effingham County. Contact Joyce Ann to see how you can help!

Family Promise of Effingham County was launched April 23, 2013 by a compassionate group of people trying to help end homelessness in our community. Initially, local congregations provided housing and meals within the walls of each church host. Each church provided facilities and meals four times each year to families in need.

The announcement in December 2017 of a new house located in Rincon, officially became Family Promise's new home in April 2018. Local churches continue to provide meals and overnight house stewards.

In 2020, Family Promise's three coastal Georgia affiliates--Bryan County, Savannah and Effingham County--announced the merging of the three affiliates into Family Promise of the Coastal Empire. 

As of October 8, 2020, the program has provided services for 38 individuals, 11 families and 28 children in Effingham County.