through the church’s outreach budget.
Episcopal Relief and Development responds to human suffering around the world. We provide emergency assistance after disasters, rebuild communities, and help children and families climb out of poverty.
We save lives after an emergency Disasters - whether man-made or natural - happen all the time. When they strike, we help people by supplying food, water, and medicine immediately. We prevent vulnerable people from further suffering, especially women, children, and the elderly.
Family Promise of Whitfield County is a network of local churches which provides support for families in need. St. Mark's has been a part of the network since it began in 2009. At first serving as a ministry to homeless families with children, Family Promise has recently broadened its focus to include assistance in a variety of areas, including short-term (emergency) housing, gasoline, groceries, utilities, medical expenses, financial counseling, and case management for people in difficulty. This ministry works closely with other local agencies to discover the most effective, long-term solutions for each client's particular needs. Family Promise's newest undertaking is the provision of transitional housing for families.
The Director of Family Promise is Mrs. Amy Kleem, who can be reached at (706) 529-4637. The contact at St. Mark's for Family Promise is Mary Squires, who can be reached at (706) 217-1891.