Family Renew, In 1989, our Congregation was one among 19 churches that formed an ecumenical community concerned about 'The Forgotten Youth' - a plan to provide shelter for homeless families and an attempt to guide and redirect those who were willing to work toward their economic stability. The focus is on assisting families to become independent and self sufficient.
These founders formed an organization named 'Family Renew Community.' There is a 16-unit former motel in Holly Hill that can provide no-cost temporary shelter for two-parent families. There are also single-parent shelters in Daytona Beach and Deland. Families can stay as long as two years. Last year 40 to 50 families .
Our Congregation is currently represented on the Family Renew Board of Trustees by Chris Gruner. Recent past President is UUCOB member, Terri Kolaska. To learn more please visit their website. FAMILY RENEW