Cardboard Village THANK YOU

About 35 youth in Grades 7-12 and their adult advisers slept outside at Immanuel United Church of Christ in Shillington on Friday, October 27 to gain a greater awareness of what homelessness looks like and how we can respond as individuals and community.  They raised over $1000 for programs that serve teenagers who find themselves without a reliable place to call “home”.  WOW!


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.


Dorothy DeLong

Family Promise of Berks County

Board President