Keeping Pace with Changing Times
COVID-19 raced into our lives like the lead car in NASCAR! Like you, we have been racing to keep up with the speed of changes it brought in its path. Though these changes have been challenging, we are thankful for the spirit of volunteerism, the generosity and empathy you’ve shown, your response to our requests for assistance, and how you continue to reach out to ask how you can help.
Responding to Change
As we confront this crisis, our first priority is health and safety. COVID-19 has forced us to operate in a different manner and will likely affect the way we operate in the near future. We are developing a plan with the Georgia Department of Health and our congregations to allow us to return to housing families in congregation space after it's been determined safe for our guests, volunteers and staff. As our network of congregations has temporarily closed their facilities, the number of families we can house is limited.
Three families are housed in our transitional homes. Thanks to volunteers and donors like you, the families have had their needs met with grocery and store gift cards. Congregations scheduled to host this spring provided this support. 
We continue to provide extensive referral services to families we are unable to house but still need help. One third of our case manager's time is spent helping these callers navigate for needed resources. Recently, we released a new document to help coach families at the start of a financial emergency. This Guidelines and Resources document is now available on our website. Please check it out!
Staying Connected During Change
When families graduate from FPCC, the adults usually have more than one job to provide a sustainable family income. These second jobs are typically at restaurants, sports arenas, and daycare centers. As you know, these are the businesses hardest hit by COVID-19 and many of those jobs have disappeared. Through our Graduate Resources and Continuing Education Program, GRACE, we identify families having trouble making their budgets work. We connect them to area agencies which can help them with large financial needs, like rent assistance. Then FPCC is able to provide these graduate families with additional financial resources and gift cards to help them pay for food, gas, and utilities.
Camilla Worrell, Executive Director
Ed Nichols, Board Member
It is vital to stay connected with our graduate families. This is a key factor in preventing a recurrence of homelessness and maintaining family stability. At the end of May, we will have our first Graduate Zoom call to provide some much needed socialization.

Thanks to organizations like the East Cobb Rotary, we have been able to provide much needed support to our graduates. East Cobb Rotary awarded FPCC one of their Dog Days 5k Grants!
We expect an unprecedented wave of evictions when the housing courts reopen. Demand for our services is likely to surge over the summer months. Our focus will be on “flattening the eviction curve”. To do this we need to maximize our housing capacity and increase our prevention and stabilization programs. Your financial support will help us meet the future demands for more families in need.
Don't we all need another chance?
It saddens us that we have had to cancel our 2020 Golf Outing scheduled for June 15. But we are so grateful to our generous sponsors and community of supporters. They know all too well that the one thing that has not been suspended during this time is homelessness. Therefore, even though we cannot physically gather together we will virtually celebrate in our campaign that is underway to Give a Mulligan in 2020.
Did you know that our golfers actually PAY $ to get an extra mulligan at our annual event? What is a mulligan? It is a chance to redo a shot without it counting against your score. That is why we are calling this year’s virtual event Give a Mulligan in 2020! Will you join our sponsors and players to help families get another chance at correcting the course of their lives by Giving a Mulligan in 2020?
After you have made a donation, please send us a picture of you playing golf or celebrating life outdoors to We are collecting all those 'shots' and putting together a slide show of our community joining together to Give a Mulligan in 2020!
Moe’s Southwest Grill partnered with Family Promise National to feed families in need. For every Taco Kit purchased in May, Moe’s will donate a Taco Kit to a local family in need.
This past Wednesday, the Moe’s location at 3636 Dallas Highway had the first week's 50 meals ready for Family Promise of Cobb County's Executive Director Camilla Worrell. She delivered fifteen meals to families in our network. She delivered the rest to nonprofit partner, The Zone - a recovery community organization for people fighting addiction.
Cathy Coulter, Catering Sales Manager for Greater Atlanta, Moe's Southwest Grill
Continue to spread Moe’s love by ordering your own kit OR hosting a Moe’s Neighborhood Pop-up in your community. Gather your neighbors, order online, and Moe’s will deliver to your neighborhood. For more info: Moe's Southwest Grill & Family Promise. Many thanks to Moe's for this incredible gift of charity. #ShareMOElove
Thank YOU!
Thank you so much for answering our needs and staying engaged with us! We will continue to share frequent updates and ways you can assist in this journey. If you'd like to help out, consider these:

  • Volunteer for a Committee - we are all meeting virtually now. Share your talents with us, we would love to get to know you!
  • Share our newsletter with friends so they can sign up as well.
  • Follow our social media platforms and share our posts!
  • Have a birthday coming up? Create an online Facebook Birthday fundraiser with proceeds going to Family Promise of Cobb County. FB makes it SO easy. And let us know so we can wish you Happy Birthday!
  • Doing a lot of online shopping? Set up FPCC as your charity of choice shopping through Amazon Smile.
  • And don't forget to Give a Mulligan in 2020!
The FPCC families we serve are so blessed to have this community of volunteers and donors giving of their time, talent and financial resources on their behalf. Stay safe and wash your hands!
Family Promise of Cobb County is a 501(c)(3) organization.
Your gifts are tax deductible.