Family Promise

Family Promise of Greater Des Moines helps to provide temporary housing to homeless families with children. Services include helping obtain permanent housing; employment if needed; and services to help stabilize the family structure until permanent housing is obtained.

Metro area Churches participate by providing temporary housing and meals or financial support to Family Promise. As a “Supporting” Church, Plymouth Church provides designated donations from Plymouth members to help sustain Family Promise’s office; counseling and day care centers; and employee salaries and benefits. Donations for Family Promise may be made to Plymouth Church by designating the donation for “Family Promise.”

Family Promise at Plymouth falls under the Board of Benevolences (BoB). More information, about Plymouth Church’s Family Promise participation, may be obtained by contacting Karen Barnhizer, BoB Liaison ( or Sally Finder Weepie, Committee Leader (