A local nonprofit that provides food, shelter and aid to homeless families in Burbank and Glendale will be suspending operations this month due to a shortfall in funds.
Family Promise of the Verdugos, which opened roughly four years ago, will be closed for an estimated six to nine months, until organizers and volunteers can raise $90,000.
“We’re kind of like our families right now — we’re struggling, we’re living month-to-month,” said Kimberly Rhodes, the nonprofit’s executive director. The program, which runs on an annual budget of roughly $150,000, has just $21,000 currently in the bank.
When the program reaches its $90,000 funding target, it will still need $12,000 to $14,000 a month in donations to maintain financial stability. With that income stream, the organization can accommodate up to four families, or 15 people, a month.
Currently, the local nonprofit, which is one of 183 affiliates nationwide, provides shelter and aid to two families. One family has already found transitional housing, while organizers hope to find similar accommodations for the second family by the end of the month.