Don’t forget to direct THRIVENT Choice Dollars®

Grant funding from Thrivent Financial through its Thrivent Choice® program can help support organizations you care about. Don’t let Choice Dollars expire.

Eligible Thrivent Financial members who have Choice Dollars available have until March 31,2017, to direct any remaining 2016 Choice Dollars. Help support Family Promise of Berks County. Go to to learn more. Or call 800-847-4836 and say “Thrivent Choice” after the prompt.

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 .

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.


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.