Host Site

Host sites are church or other facilities where our families spend nights for a week’s duration before moving to another facility.


Family Promise of Gallatin Valley’s shelter program relies on a partnership of interfaith congregations and other volunteer groups to help local families facing homelessness. Congregations from the host site provide lodging, meals and hospitality during the evening hours for the week that the families in the program are spending nights at their facility.


For families in the program, each day begins with breakfast at a host site with volunteers, followed by a bus ride to our Center. In the evening, guests return to the host site, where volunteers provide dinner and spend some quality time. The evening hours are for homework, relaxing and family fun time, as they would be with any family. Each day ends with the family all together, under one roof.


Local houses of worship provide temporary overnight lodging in
spaces in their buildings set aside for use by Family Promise for the week that the Family Promise families will be spending nights at their facility.  The host congregation team of volunteers may be involved with the following:

  • Cooking and hosting dinner

  • Spending the evening with families, talking, tutoring kids or playing games

  • Sleeping overnight in the facility

  • Coordinating children’s crafts & activities

  • Donating necessary supplies for the hosting week

  • Setting up and breaking down guest families’ rooms


  • Families stay overnight, not 24 hours a day

  • Each congregation hosts families for just one week, four times a year

  • Guests consist of only two to four families   (14 children & adults max)

  • Family Promise runs criminal background checks and drug screenings on all program participants


  • A Family Promise driver transports the families to and from the host facility and carries their bedding and luggage to each new host location

We need your help! Can your faith group become a host or support congregation?

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Committed Host Congregations

  • Bozeman United Methodist Church

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church​

  • Church of Christ

  • First Baptist Church of ​Bozeman

  • First Lutheran Church​

  • First Presbyterian Church​

  • Holy Rosary Catholic Church

  • Hope Lutheran Church

  • Journey Church

  • Mt. Ellis Seventh Day Adventist

  • Pilgrim Congregational Church

  • St. James Episcopal Church​

Committed Partner Congregations

  • Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-Day Saints (Bozeman and Belgrade Wards)​

  • Congregation Beth Shalom​

  • Evangelical Free Church​

  • Grand Avenue Christian Church

  • Peace Lutheran Church

  • Resurrection University Catholic Parish

  • Unitarian Universalist Fellowship of Bozeman

  • Bedrock Church

  • Mosaic Chapel