ST. RITA PARISH AND OUR ROLE WITH FAMILY PROMISE: St. Rita Parish continues to provide God's love and support to the Family Promise families through regular mission-style visits, meals, donation drives and planned events. If you would like to learn more about Family Promise and how you can get involved, please contact Kathy Lamancusa at 440-248-1058 or email
ABOUT FAMILY PROMISE: Family Promise of Greater Cleveland helps homeless families transform their lives by providing temporary housing and family stability services. Family Promise keeps all types of families together during the crisis of homelessness and provides individualized blends of services during and after their stay to help the families achieve long-term stability.
Family Promise currently manages two shelters that serve homeless families – The Haven and Kinsman Center. The shelter, known as "The Haven" at Elizabeth Baptist Church (former St. Hyacinth convent building) at 6114 Francis Avenue in Cleveland, just off 77 North/490 East at East 55th Street exit. The shelter is typically home to 10 families including 10 moms and 25 children under the age of 10. The Haven offers emergency housing for families. The Kinsman Center located at 3470 East 152nd Street, Cleveland (just beyond the corner of Chagrin Boulevard and Lee Road) provides transitional housing for 18 families in studio apartment style units.
By June of 2017, Family Promise will consolidate the two shelters into one location at the Kinsman Center. Over the last year, the Kinsman Center has been under construction to make better use of the space and accommodate the same number of families and Family Promise staff at one location.
For more information about Family Promise visit www.familypromisecle.org.