DUNWOODY, Ga. -- More than 150 volunteers from Dunwoody United Methodist Church welcomed four homeless families to live in the church last week as part of a national program called Family Promise.
Dunwoody UMC is part of a local network that consists of 12 host congregations: Temple Sinai, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, St. Luke's Presbyterian Church, Roswell UMC, Northminster Presbyterian Church, Temple Beth Tikvah, Roswell Presbyterian Church, Kingswood UMC, St. Dunstan's Episcopal Church, Alpharetta Presbyterian Church and Holy Innocents' Episcopal Church.
The host congregations provide rooms for the homeless families four weeks out of the year, once per quarter.
A total of four single mothers and seven children, ranging in age from 7 months to 12 years, arrived at Dunwoody UMC on Sunday, April 28 and stayed until Sunday, May 5. This week, they're in the care of St. Dunstan's.