Every day, Hamilton County families are turned away because shelter programs are at maximum capacity. White River Christian Church is joining local congregations to provide temporary housing, meals and transportation to these families in our community through Family Promise of Hamilton County.
NEXT Host Week: March 8-15, 2020
Each Host Week starts on Sunday evening for dinner and ends the following Sunday morning after breakfast.
Each day, our families arrive at the church around 5 pm. Around 6 pm, guests and volunteers share a meal. Dinner is prepared by volunteers and served buffet style.
After dinner, families make lunches for the following day, using food provided or leftovers from dinner. Volunteers spend time with families who choose to participate by playing games, helping with homework, or just talking.
Families and overnight hosts prepare for bed. Quiet time starts at 9 pm and lights out not later than 10 pm.
In the morning, a continental breakfast is served before the families leave to go to the Day Center between 7 and 8 am.
This cycle repeats every day during the week.
If you would like to help purchase items needed by the families (paper products, breakfast items, lunch and snack items), please contact Lorraine.
future host weeks
May 10-17, 2020
August 23-30, 2020