Family Promise Host Week April 7-14 → Sign up Here

Volunteers have the opportunity to live our MLUC mission statement through this service to vulnerable families. You can review the volunteer opportunities on SignUp Genius.MLUC coordinators are happy to provide more detailed information on each role and training if you are new to this.


Main Line Unitarian Church is a longtime supporter of Family Promise of the Main Line (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), a non-profit organization with the mission to help “families experiencing homelessness and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response.”

While they are in the network, families receive training and social work support so that they can find affordable housing, jobs, training, and whatever else they need to return to self-sufficiency.
Thanks to Family Promise, they always have a place to stay and food to eat while they are doing this, and their children continue to go to school.

Get Involved

Robert Batt, Amy kokas and Donna Monturo coordinate the Family Promise program for the church. Contact either of them to be put on the email list for news.

During our hosting weeks, families arrive each evening at dinner time. Church members and their families make and serve dinners, spend time in the early evening with our visitors, or stay overnight at the church to be available in case of an emergency. Other volunteers serve as meal coordinator, shopper, set-up and clean-up, and laundry. A volunteer typically contributes one two-hour shift or one overnight shift during a hosting week and it is easy to plan for these well in advance.

With the return to congregational sheltering, Family Promise of the Main Line will be able to accept more families into their program. The organization continues to extend supports to families who graduated from the program and offers prevention case management for families facing imminent eviction. With the unprecedented rise in housing costs coming on the heel of the pandemic, our community has never needed Family Promise of the Main Line more.