AmeriCorps VISTA member
2021 Board Members
Ethan Dahl- Board President
Elizabeth Williams- Vice President
Bri Montoya- Secretary
Mike Harokopis- Treasurer
Our mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence through a community-based response. We meet personal needs by providing resources like case management, hygiene essentials, temporary lodging, vital resource recovery, and rent and utility relief through engagement with local community partners.
Programs & Services
Family Promise provides resources to families with children experiencing homelessness in Albany County. We work with a network of community support partners to both prevent homelessness, and help families transition out of homelessness. We also operate a diaper and hygiene pantry that is available to the broader community.
Who We Are
Family Promise of Albany County is an affiliate of the Family Promise National organization that has been serving families experiencing homelessness since 1986.
We measure our success in how many families we successfully graduate into sustainable, independent housing. We stay in contact with our clients even after graduation to ensure a successful transition into their new living situations. Our programs are driven by our dedicated staff, caring volunteers, and generous donors like you.
Josh Hopkin- Family Advocate
Josh Hopkin is our Family Advocate here at Family Promise! Josh is from Greybull, Wyoming. He moved to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming, where he earned a BA in Political Science and Communication and a MA in Public Administration. He enjoys taking walks, camping and outdoor activities, and is a collector of music records.
Josh has been working with nonprofits since he was 18. One of his first nonprofit jobs was directing the Greybull Museum. He started working at Family Promise in December of 2020. Josh enjoys seeing the positive impact our team makes on people’s lives here at Family Promise.
Josh is planning on staying with Family Promise where he looks forward continuing to help people and hopefully help expand Family Promise’s work with the community.
Nick Demerly- Americorps VISTA
Nick Demerly is our Americorps VISTA here at Family Promise! Nick is from Fowlerville, Michigan. He graduated from Michigan State University in 2020 with a BA in International Relations. He enjoys reading, playing guitar and violin, and hiking throughout Wyoming.
Nick grew up on a farm in rural Michigan, which sparked his interest in non-profits working in rural areas. He started volunteering in high school and began his VISTA year in February 2021. Nick enjoys working one on one with community members. He looks forward to working with and learning from Family Promise and hopes to continue working in the non-profit field once his year with AmeriCorps is finished.
The Family Promise Difference
Family Promise of Albany County helps families by providing programs, information, and resources to assist them in their journey.
Keeping Families Together
A place for intact families, single parents, and families with teenagers to go without being split up.
Meeting Personal Needs
Providing resources like case management, hygiene essentials, temporary lodging, vital resource recovery, and rent and utility relief through engagement with local community partners.
Safety & Security
An environment that can reduce the risk of trauma associated with homelessness for families working toward independent living goals.