Housing Families

In 2016, First Presbyterian Church (FPC) and the Mission and Outreach Center are addressing solutions to homelessness and the affordable housing crisis in Fort Collins. The Housing Families initiative focuses on two main goals:

  1. Hosting Faith Family Hospitality (FFH) families three different weeks
  2. Co-sponsoring and building a Habitat for Humanity home for one family

We would love to have our whole congregation involved in various ways in this important mission initiative. 

 

Upcoming Special Events

Join us as often as possible. Invite friends, neighbors, co-workers, and family to join you!

  • Friday, May 13, 7 p.m. at FPC
    HOMEWARD BOUND—THE MUSIC OF HEAVEN: a benefit concert for Fort Collins Habitat for Humanity.

  • Sunday-Sunday, May 29–June 5
    HOST FFH FAMILIES at FPC: Set up and tear down rooms, prepare meals, event hosts, overnight hosts, laundry.
  • Monday-Friday, June 13–17 at FPC
    VACATION BIBLE SCHOOL’S MISSION PROJECT: HABITAT. Help frame the mock of a small home to display on FPC property.
  • Saturday, June 25 at 6602 Avondale
    HABITAT HOME WALL RAISING (date subject to change): Celebrate with the Bhatti family and FPC’s build co-sponsor (Lifepointe Church).

  • Various Saturdays, Tuesdays, and Thursdays, July – December at 6602 Avondale
    VOLUNTEER WITH HABITAT: Volunteer with construction or lunch preparation. Contact Gene Iley for specific dates.
  • Sunday-Sunday, August 21-28
    HOST FFH FAMILIES at FPC: Set up and tear down rooms, prepare meals, event hosts, overnight hosts, laundry.

  • Fall 2016
    SERVICE AUCTION: Offer your services (cooking, babysitting, lessons, etc.) as a fundraiser to benefit FFH and Habitat.

  • Sunday-Sunday, December 18-25
    HOST FFH FAMILIES at FPC: Set up and tear down rooms, prepare meals, event hosts, overnight hosts, laundry.

 

Ongoing Opportunities for Involvement

  • Volunteer at FFH’s Day Center, 300 E. Oak, (970)484-3342

  • Volunteer at Fort Collins Habitat ReStore, 4001 S. Taft. Sign up.

  • Host your own fundraiser in the community. Profits to benefit the Bhatti family’s Habitat house sponsorship. Contact Erika Nossokoff for creative ideas for fundraisers beyond FPC and about applying for Seed Money for these fundraisers.

  • Provide a storage unit, shed or building to store items donated to FFH guest families who transition into permanent housing.

  • Assist with transitional housing. The FFH transition house (formerly Crossroads Safehouse) is progressing with the property inspections and negotiations with the city.  Once that situation has been firmed up, FFH will need construction volunteers and donation of housing items like furniture, linens, kitchen items.

  • Donate gently used household items like beds, tables, chairs, linens, kitchen items, etc. that are generally needed for FFH families transitioning into other homes.

  • Donate to FFH or Fort Collins Habitat directly or via FPC. If donating directly to those non-profits, please indicate that your donation is related to FPC. If donating to FPC for these projects, please indicate whether your donation is for FFH, Habitat, or where the need is greatest.

 

More Information

Visit the Housing Families table in the Grand Hall Sundays or contact our project leaders:

FFH:
Tom Christen, (970)449-2547; and Janet Schuchmann, (571)212-1698

Habitat:
Erika Nossokoff, (970)488-2606; and Gene Iley, (970)204-9946