Family Promise

We will be hosting Family Promise the week of May 21 to 28.We need many hands to make this homeless ministry work here at St. Benedict the Abbot.

If you can make a meal (5:30- 6:30 pm), please contact Sandy Mertens at 724.941.6484 or email her at

If you can make dessert and help with hospitality (6:30-8:30 pm), please contact Jenny Barney at 724.941.3692 or email her at

If you can drive the van at 6:00 am or 4:00 pm, please call Dan Bayer at 724.941.4605 or email

If you can help with overnight please call Blaise Hollot at 724.942.0748 or email at


What is Family Promise?

When I needed a ride you drove me in the big blue van...
When I was tired you gave me a bed to sleep on...
When I was lonely you gave me comfort...
When I was hungry you gave me food..

The Family Promise program is dedicated to helping homeless families stay intact during times of crisis. The Interfaith Hospitality Network in Washington has approximately 32 area churches that provide families with a warm bed, three meals per day, transportation, compassion and comfort.

To volunteer, you can also fill out our online form and click the submit button.