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Saint Rita Parish and Our Role with Family Promise: Together helping to empower homeless families and transform their lives!


If you would like to learn more about Family Promise and how you can get involved, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.


What is Family Promise? Family Promise is a non-profit agency that offers shelter with a wide-range of social services for families in need. Families reside free of charge for an average of 90 days in the shelter program. During this time, social workers assess the families individual needs to develop their unique plan to housing and sustainability. The shelter accommodates 21 families at one time and strives to maintain full occupancy as families arrive and eventually move out into affordable housing.


How does Saint Rita Support Family Promise? Since 1999, Saint Rita Parish has supported Family Promise through special events and donation drives.

For more information on how you can get involved, email  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. . Also look for information in upcoming bulletins or on social media.

Upcoming Saint Rita Family Promise Events

 Join Saint Rita parishioners to "Deck the Halls for Family Promise!" It’s a wonderful opportunity to share the Christmas spirit with families in need at the Family Promise homeless shelter. There are 21 housing units at the shelter and our goal is to provide all the families with Christmas decorations that can be used at the shelter and that they can take with them when they move to more permanent housing. Please take a moment to open your hearts and provide decorations for the families. Special thank you to Saint Rita's Prayer Quilt Ministry for creating all the beautiful, handmade Christmas tree skirts!

To sign up, please click here.

After you have signed up and purchased your selected donations, please drop them off at the Saint Rita Family Room after any of the Masses on Saturday, November 13 or Sunday, November 14 or on Tuesday, November 16 from 5:00 pm to 7:00 pm. If you need to arrange a different date/time, please email This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. Thank you and God Bless!

December 2021

Family Promise Holiday Shop provides an opportunity for families in the Family Promise shelter along with families that recently moved out of shelter to shop for presents for their entire family at no cost to them. The holiday shop is held at the shelter and all items are donations from the community. Saint Rita parish will coordinate a donation drive to support the holiday shop.

February 2022

Nourish Meal Packaging Event will be held at the Saint Rita Parish campus to provide supplemental meals to families at the Family Promise shelter. We will need volunteers to provide prepared food and volunteers to package the food.

April 2022

Easter Baskets Event provides Easter baskets filled with goodies and necessities to the current families in shelter at Family Promise. Saint Rita Parish will coordinate a donation drive for this special event.

For more information on Family Promise of Greater Cleveland, visit our website.