Get Involved

We offer many opportunities to make a difference
in the lives of the families we serve


Volunteers are key to carrying out our mission. You can help by making a meal, reading to a child, giving a ride to a guest or staying overnight at one of our host sites. Donating a few hours of your time can make a huge difference.


Frequently Asked Questions:

Is Family Promise a shelter?

Family Promise provides overnight hospitality and support to families who are homeless or on the verge of homelessness. If you would like to learn more about how you can become involved please contact 518-650-8895 or email

What do volunteers do?
  • Play with children and help them with homework
  • Stay overnight with guest families at the host site
  • Visit with families and give them a sense of community
  • Follow up with guests who have left the program to provide encouragement

If you are unsure of how best to volunteer, contact our office at 518-650-8895 or via email at

Is my FPCR donation tax-deductible?

Family Promise of the Capital Region is a 501(c)3 registered with the State of New York. Our EIN number is 46-2683239.