Thank You Schwarzwald Lutheran Church youth and Diebolt Landscape Company for a beautiful back yard!

Schwarzwald Lutheran Youth spent the hot afternoon of July 13 weeding and mulching in our back yard, and cleaning the first floor of our Day Center.  Before and after photos show the back yard transformation, but photos cannot capture the wonderful clean smell inside.  Thanks to the youth and their leaders, Shelly Evans for leading the cleaning team, and Diebolt Landscape Company for providing the playground mulch, Will to supervise the work, and disposal of the mountain of weeds.  An amazing difference after two hours of work by so many willing hands.  Priceless!

Schwarzwald Lutheran Youth ready to attack the weeds in our play area and then haul in the mulch dropped off in the parking lot by Diebolt Landscape Company
Weed attack in progress, supervised by Will of Diebolt Landscape Company
Schwarzwald Lutheran hard workers!
Weed vines have attacked the flower garden, before Kyle and Dorothy attacked them
Flowers now have room to grow and spread cheer
Thank you to Diebolt Landscape Company!
Weeds on the way out!
Two hours later (WOW!!!) ready for some fun!

Welcome Executive Director Elise Chesson!

Dear Family Promise Supporters,

I am excited to welcome our new Executive Director Elise Chesson to Family Promise of Berks County! Elise started on Monday, 4/3/17, and already has many ideas to nurture the programs we offer and expand the help that Family Promise can offer to the community.  Her enthusiasm and energy will inspire us all.

We appreciate your continued support of Family Promise and especially in this time of transition.  Please continue to pray for the Family Promise mission as we move forward.

Peace

Dorothy DeLong

Family Promise of Berks County

Board President

Gwen is moving on :-(

Dear Family Promise Supporters,

It is with regret that I announce the resignation of our Executive Director Gwen Didden from Family Promise of Berks County.  God has called her to be a Pastor of Kingdom Works Ministries, a new congregation meeting at the Fred Astaire Dance Studio in West Reading.  May she grow that church as successfully as she has grown Family Promise.  We appreciate her synergistic and entrepreneurial spirit that notices opportunities for service and brings together resources to support those opportunities from a variety of sources.  Gwen’s last official day at Family Promise is January 31, 2017, but she is still in town and will help us through the transition to a new Executive Director.

A search committee has been formed and is beginning the interview process.  If you or anyone you know would like to be considered for the Executive Director position please send a cover letter and resume to searchfornewdirector@gmail.com .

When a new director is chosen, we plan to have a reception to introduce the new director to the community and to celebrate Gwen’s service to Family Promise.

We appreciate your continued support of Family Promise and especially in this time of transition.  Please continue to pray for the Family Promise mission as we move forward.

Peace

Dorothy DeLong

Family Promise of Berks County

Board President

Job advertisement: Director of established non-profit providing housing solutions for homeless families, mediation for homeless teens and rental assistance for Berks County residents.  Duties include but not limited to general and grant administration, planning, fundraising, staff supervision, public speaking and board recruitment.  Education: Minimum of bachelors degree required. Experience: social service environment, case management (ideally with homeless), worked with volunteers. Must possess excellent interpersonal skills. EOE.