There are many different ways you can support a SFP Host Week! How can you be involved? Email Sally FarrellĀ (sfarrell@christchurchexeter.org) to sign up as a volunteer.

  • Providing Food: Volunteers provide food by 6:00pm on one evening during a hosting week.
  • Evening Host: Volunteers spend the evening (5:30pm-8:00pm) with the guests, eating dinner with them and being the Christ Church presence to answer questions, open doors, and handle any urgent situations that may arise. Please note, Safe Church Training is required for this position.
  • Overnight Host: Volunteers spend the night with guests, arriving for duty by 8:00pm and leaving by 7:30am. Volunteers are responsible for locking and unlocking doors, and being a presence in case of an overnight emergency. Please note, Safe Church Training is required for this position.
  • Laundry Volunteers: Volunteers collect and clean dirty laundry at the end of each host week and return it clean before next host week.

Part of the national Family Promise organization (formerly Interfaith Hospitality Network), Seacoast Family Promise unites congregations of various faiths to assist families experiencing homelessness due to a crisis. These families are no different from you or me; they just had one too many things go wrong. When they enter the SFP program they are given hope and encouragement.