CENTER FOR HOMELESS FAMILIES OPENS IN BEACON
Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley, a non-profit organization that helps homeless families secure housing and a stable income, opens its doors to guests this month. Ralph Savarese, recently hired as Director of Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley, will connect families from Orange, Dutchess and Ulster counties to services that help them regain financial independence.
Savarese, who has worked with non-profit organizations for more than a decade, is impressed by the grassroots efforts of Family Promise's Board and more than 600 volunteers to get the Day Center operational.
"Working with people not getting paid means there's a certain level of commitment and compassion," he said.
Guests of Family Promise are screened for consistency in living accommodations. Case managers work with families to identify the resources they need to get them back on their feet. Their immediate needs, says Savarese is for volunteers.
"One of the tragedies of society today is that homelessness has become acceptable," said Savarese. "We are trying to prevent full-time displacement."
Family Promise of the Mid-Hudson Valley opened its doors to homeless families on April 22.
For more information, please visit their facebook page at https://www.facebook.com/familypromisemhv, http://familypromisemhv.org or call Ralph Savarese at (845) 838-3764.