Family Promise

HOST WEEK: September 12-18, 2021

You can help by donating a $10 gift card from Walmart, Aldi's or Kwik Trip. Please place them in an envelope labeled "Family Promise" and drop it in the collection or at your church office."


Family Promise News 

Our 1st Women’s Shelter Graduate Has Left the Building!

On June 20th the first graduate from our new Women’s Shelter program has moved on to a better life. She spent 29 days in our shelter and is excited to have her own one-bedroom apartment in Milwaukee.  Through continuing case management, FP will support her as she grows into an independent way of living. 

FP Welcomes Vernon Evangelical Lutheran Church

It’s very likely that ST.T will get a second support church.  Vernon Lutheran is the small, but dynamic, neighbor of ST.J., located on Hwy ES east of the Fox River.  John Anderson is their new pastor and is excited to become a part of the FP team.  His new congregation has had active outreach programs for over half a century!  We hope and pray they will be assigned to join St.T & St.J in our FP efforts.

An interview with Rev John can be seen at


2020 Was a Very Productive Year Thanks to St. Theresa & St. James Parish Members!

By most measures, 2020 sucked!  So here, hopefully for your enjoyment, is a bit of good news that goes against the status quo.

Even with all of the challenges brought on by the pandemic, FP was blessed enough to help more families in 2020 than we did in 2019.  We quickly adapted to COVID by moving our guest families from churches into hotels and by helping families retain housing they would have otherwise lost. 

On top of that, we’ve moved from a rented space in Wales into our very own building at 139 E. North Street in Waukesha.  This new site is more conveniently located for those we serve as it’s on a bus route.  The move actually reduced our operating expense and provided us with a larger, more versatile space.  Bonus!

Please click on the link below to catch a short video with our Waukesha County Director. Thank you.

We Can Always Use Your Help!

Even though Family Promise is not planning to shelter guests in our member churches for the foreseeable future, we still need funding to help our graduates stay in their homes. Please consider helping out with a donation to Family Promise. You can donate through the weekend collection basket, or visit the Family Promise website below and click on "donate."  Thank you.

Please click on the link below for more information or to donate to Family Promise!


Additional Family Promise Information:

Coordinators: Linda Klingler, [email protected] 262-495-4999

and Mike Jaehn, [email protected] 262-594-2628


Power Point Presentation of a typical Host Week when member churches are used to shelter guests.