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		                                    Sinai Family Shelter		                                </span>

Keeping families together in the face of homelessness.

Prevention Shelter  Stabilization

The Sinai Family Shelter is a wonderful way for our Temple Sinai community to come together and directly impact the lives of others. Temple Sinai is one of many interfaith organizations that supports Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb and provides temporary room and board for families in transition. Throughout the year, the Sinai Family Shelter hosts up to four families that are in need of housing and hospitality. Temple Sinai provides the facilities and our members volunteer their time by providing dinner, miscellaneous supplies, overnight hosting, Saturday day hosting, helping the families move in and move out, and laundry. 

Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb offers a continuum of care that incorporates three programs:

  1. Emergency Response - prevention and diversion services to local families in crisis including gas or food gift cards, and/or a referral to their Rotational Shelter, a sister agency or government programs.
  2. Rotational Shelter (Sinai Family Shelter) - serves three to four families with shelter and food while they receive intensive case management and support to regain employment, obtain childcare, eliminate outstanding bills, and complete financial and life skills classes.
  3. Housing Stabilization - serves families that have graduated from the Rotational Shelter into transitional or independent housing. A case manager assists these families through check-ins and mentorships to promote housing stability when they are most vulnerable to relapse.

In 2021, Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb, with the help of the Temple Sinai community:

  • Served 286 individuals and 696 children through the Emergency Response program
  • Served 26 adults and 31 children through the Rotational Shelter
  • Assisted five families in the Housing Stabilization Program

Sinai Family Shelter is dedicated to Family Promise’s national mission to “Transform the lives of ONE MILLION children by 2030”.

A Closer Look: Keeping Families Together

Volunteer Opportunities

2:00 pm-4:00 pm SUNDAY
Prepare Temple Sinai spaces for our guests and unload their belongings from the Family Promise truck, transforming classrooms into cozy bedrooms
and creating a welcoming living space.

Provide Dinner
5:30 pm-7:00 pm NIGHTLY
Prepare or purchase dinner for our guests, you and your family. Enjoy dinner and conversation with our guests and help clean up after dinner.

Saturday and Sunday Day Hosts
Various shifts during the mornings and afternoons
Hang out with our guests and their children. Bring games, read books, watch movies, play on the playground, etc. This is a volunteer opportunity for adults and children accompanied by an adult.

Miscellaneous Supplies
Delivered to Temple Sinai prior to each host week
Donate supplies needed for each host week. Items include paper goods, lunch foods, snacks, and drinks.

Overnight Hosts
8:00 pm-8:00 am
While the guests are settling into their rooms for the night, enjoy the comforts of home in a private classroom transformed into a cozy bedroom. Serve as the primary host to our guests during the night and early morning. Ensure that everything is running smoothly and manage issues if they arise. Set up breakfast for our guests to enjoy. This is a volunteer opportunity for individuals 18 years of age and older and children accompanied by an adult.

Clean Laundry
Flexible hours
Wash and dry bed linens, blankets and towels. Pick up the laundry after 8:30 AM on Move-Out Sunday and return to Temple Sinai within two weeks. This job is shared among several volunteers.

7:00 am-9:00 am SUNDAY
Restore Temple Sinai spaces to classrooms and load the guests’ belongings onto the Family Promise truck.

To learn how to get more involved or volunteer, email

Wed, July 24 2024 18 Tammuz 5784