Family Promise of WNY is a cost-efficient, effective, and replicable community response to homelessness. They bring together existing community resources, especially faith congregations to assist with their mission. Family Promise of WNY is committed to keeping families together during their time of homelessness. Most emergency shelters separate men and women, which increases the stress of their situation. Family Promise is one of only three emergency shelter providers in Erie County that solely focuses on keeping families together during the crisis of homelessness.