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		                                    Sinai Family Shelter		                                </span>

Keeping families together in the face of homelessness.

Prevention Shelter  Stabilization

Volunteer with us here!

Sinai Family Shelter is an affiliate of Family Promise North Fulton/Dekalb whose mission is to reduce the negative impact of sudden life-changing events that leave dedicated parents and their children without a home. Family Promise is a national interfaith, nonsectarian network that brings faith communities together to help families maintain housing, independence and dignity in a time of need with a three-pronged focus on prevention, shelter and stabilization.

When some families have life-changing events that others take for granted such as medical bills, car
repairs, loss of employment or childcare, they may become at greater risk of losing their homes, their family’s foundation. What does this mean for the children of these families? They sleep in hotel rooms with no privacy, with friends on floors and even in their cars. When this happens, these
children are more likely to drop out of school, repeat a grade, suffer from depression and even
attempt suicide.

During the first part of 2021, calls into the Family Promise North Fulton/Dekalb organization have
doubled from the previous year as 1 in 5 families in Fulton County are living below the poverty line.
The COVID crisis and related economic conditions are putting an enormous amount of families on the brink of homelessness right here in our local community. Family Promise North Fulton/Dekalb is the only family shelter in Sandy Springs and Sinai Family Shelter is proud to be a part of this organization and support community.

By opening our congregational home as a shelter several weeks out of the year, Sinai Family Shelter
exists to keep families together in the face of homelessness through prevention and stabilization
efforts in partnership with Family Promise of North Fulton/Dekalb.

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

To learn how to get more involved or volunteer email sinaifamilyshelter@templesinaiatlanta.org.

Volunteer Opportunities
Volunteer with us here!

Move-In
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.

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

 

 

 
Thu, October 28 2021 22 Cheshvan 5782