What We Do
Preventing families from becoming homeless in the first place with Shelter Diversion, Rental Assistance and Transportation programs.
Prevention & Diversion
In some cases, Family Promise Rochester can prevent a family from needing emergency shelter by providing services that help find another housing solution.
A goal of Family Promise Rochester is to interject when a family's homelessness is imminent to keep families out of shelter and in stable housing. Our affiliate does this by providing:
Case management and community support
Rental assistance, security deposits
Transportation – gas cards, bus passes, and car donations
Keeping families out of shelter is good public policy and good fiscal policy. When families have lost housing and reach out to Family Promise, we provide alternatives to shelter, including:
Temporary hotel/motel stays
Payments for rent in arrears, security deposits
Landlord mediation and housing location
Creative solutions leveraging a family’s strengths
If you have any questions about this program or are in need of an application for Homeless Prevention & Diversion funds please contact our Program Director, Katlynn Combs, via email by clicking the button below.
507-281-3122 extn: 403