Family Promise


Family Promise is a local non-profit organization that provides meals, shelter, support services, and life skills training for homeless parents and children. Unity participates in this mission by providing sleeping rooms and meals in our church to homeless families one week per quarter. The Family Promise guest family capacity is limited to 4 families, with no more than 14 persons total.

Family Promise of York County is one of 171 Affiliates nationwide.

In York county 86% of the homeless families that were assisted found permanent housing within 9 weeks.

Family Promise’s vision is that every family has the right to a decent, safe and affordable place to call home.

Family Promise Roles:

  • FP Leadership Team: Recruit and coordinate members for our host weeks and communicating with the Family Promise Executive Director and Board.
  • FP Meal Hosts: Cook and serve dinner to the families.    
  • FP Overnight Hosts: Sleep at the church overnight and see the families off the next morning.
  • FP Transportation Hosts: Transport families to and from the Family Promise Center in Rock Hill.
  • FP Supply Providers: Purchase groceries and supplies to be used by the families during their stay at our church. 
  • FP Grocery Shoppers: Purchase groceries to be used by the families at the Family Promise Center.
  • FP Linen Washers: Wash laundry following our host weeks.
  • FP Set up/Clean Up Team: Set up and clean up during our host weeks.

Nationwide, Family Promise served more than 50,000 families through 140,000 volunteers in 2011.


Contact Information:

Contact Valerie or Earl Pettit for information at


Family Promise of York County 
Family Promise 

Family Promise at Unity

Please consider signing up for one of our many volunteer opportunities. These range from meal hosts, overnight hosts, set up hosts, transportation, linen washers, grocery shoppers, and much more. We have opportunities during our host week and others can be done before or after.E-mail or call Earl Pettit at 803.322.7602 and he will sign you up.

Yours in Christ,
Earl Pettit, Valerie Pettit, Brenda Mullis, Allison Wyndham, Susan Ballmer and Darlene Williams

Unity’s Family Promise hosting dates for 2019-2020 are scheduled for:

12/22/19 – 12/29/19

3/15/20 – 3/22/20

6/7/20 – 6/14/20

8/30/20 – 9/6/20

11/22/20 – 11/29/20