top of page

OUR GUESTS

At Family Promise Cobb, we believe that every family deserves a safe and stable place to call home. Homelessness can affect anyone, regardless of their background or circumstances. Our mission is to support families in need, helping them regain stability and independence.

UNDERSTANDING HOMELESSNESS

There is a common misconception that people experiencing homelessness are individuals struggling with addiction, are severely mentally ill, or are homeless by choice. The reality is much more complex. Homelessness can affect anyone and often results from a combination of economic and social factors.

THE REALITY OF HOMELESSNESS

Icon of homeless Family

DIVERSE BACKGROUNDS

Our guests come from all walks of life. We have served:

  • Families with children.

  • Military veterans.

  • Individuals with multiple college degrees.

  • People from various professions and economic backgrounds.

  • Individuals looking for work.

  • Diverse Family Dynamics

UNEXPECTED LIFE EVENTS

Most of our guests have encountered life-altering experiences that led to their current situation. These events include:

  • Job loss or reduction in work hours.

  • Medical emergencies or chronic illnesses.

  • Domestic violence.

  • Divorce or separation.

  • Death of a family member. 

  • Natural disasters or other unforeseen crises.

LACK OF SAFETY NETS

Many families do not have a safety net when crises occur. They live on the edge, vulnerable to financial instability, job loss, or medical expenses. When emergencies strike, they have no cushion, leading to a downward spiral.

 

Without family they find themselves without a home. Lacking support, they cannot rely on loved ones for shelter or financial help. This isolation magnifies their plight, making recovery difficult. Consequently, they may end up on the streets or in shelters, facing the harsh realities of homelessness.

THE SITUATION IN COBB COUNTY

Nearly 10% of citizens in Cobb County, Georgia, live below the poverty line, putting them at high risk for experiencing homelessness. This risk is compounded by:

  • Limited Access to Affordable Housing: The availability of affordable housing in Cobb County is insufficient to meet the needs of low-income families.

  • Jobs that Don’t Provide a Living Wage: Many jobs in the area do not pay enough to cover basic living expenses, making it difficult for families to maintain stable housing.

Icon of Marietta georgia

WHO WE SERVE

We are committed to serving all families in need, regardless of their background. Our guests include:

 

  • Single Parents: Both mothers and fathers who are trying to provide for their children.

  • Two-Parent Families: Couples working together to overcome their situation.

  • Extended Families: Grandparents, aunts, uncles, and other relatives caring for children.

  • Veterans: Individuals who have served in the military, have children and now need support to regain stability.

We are dedicated to dispelling myths about homelessness and advocating for those in need. Our comprehensive support services are designed to help families regain their footing and achieve long-term stability.

Together, we can change lives and build a stronger, more compassionate community.

photo collage of past guests

HOW YOU CAN HELP

Understanding the true face of homelessness is the first step in making a difference. You can support our mission by:

  • Volunteering: Offer your time and skills to support our programs.

  • Donating: Provide financial support to help us continue our work.

  • Advocating: Spread the word about the realities of homelessness and the importance of affordable housing and living wages.

Icon of family in house
bottom of page