Staff

Josh Hopkin
Interim Director

2022 Board Members

Elizabeth Williams- Board President

Alan Romero- Vice President

Mike Harokopis- Treasurer

Linda Melcher

Julie Schmidt

Dave Clements

Rachel Ferrell

Robert Austin

Mary Grace Bedwell

Ada Mushati

Our Mission

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.

 

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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.

Our Team

Josh Hopkin- Executive Director

Josh is from Greybull, Wyoming. He moved to Laramie to attend the University of Wyoming, where he earned his MPA. He enjoys taking walks, camping, and creating and producing music. Josh has been working with nonprofits since he was 18. He started working at Family Promise in December of 2020 as Family Advocate and accepted his role as Executive Director in June of 2022.

Kaylynn Clapper- Family Advocate

Kaylynn grew up in Veteran, Wyoming. She moved to Laramie, Wyoming to attend the University of Wyoming, where she earned her BSW. She enjoys spending time outdoors, reading, and hanging out with friends. She started as an intern with Family Promise of Albany County in September of 2021 before starting in her position of Family Advocate. Kaylynn is looking forward to continuing her work with Albany County families.

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.