Family Promise Opens for Laurens County


Photo from Laurens County Chamber of Commerce

Open House was held yesterday for the new Family Promise of Laurens County program, which seeks to help families with minor children escape the experience of homelessness. Board Members and other volunteers from the new program were joined by Family Promise personnel from the national organization for a ribbon cutting at the Family Promise Day Center on Church Street, next to Laurens First Baptist Church. Over 26 Laurens County churches are supplying volunteers and other resources for the program.

From New Jersey, Cara Bradshaw, Chief Impact Officer of the National Family Promise organization was on hand yesterday. She told WLBG that the Laurens County Family Promise is the first local group in the program that is being assisted by the Belk store group. “We have more than 200 affiliates in 43 states and this is the first Belk supported affiliate opening in the Southeast.”

Belk presented a check for $5,000 to Family Promise at the Ribbon Cutting celebration Tuesday afternoon. That matched local donations to raise another $10,000 for Family Promise of Laurens County.

We asked Ms. Bradshaw about the type of communities Family Promise operates in around the country. “We have an array of affiliates from…in metro areas to suburban areas to more rural. So, we have affiliates like Family Promise of Laurens County, so we’ll make sure that they have all the resources from other affiliates who work in similar communities and small towns, so they get off on the right foot.”

We asked how someone can be considered for the program. “They would reach out to Family Promise of Laurens County by the web site or calling and the new Executive Director Naomi Broadway, will be case managing any family who needs support to figure out the best path forward for that family.”

The Family Promise of Laurens County phone number is (864) 681-4411.

Their website is

Their email to Director Broadway is::