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Susan Minarchi Named to Family Promise National Affiliate Council

(Kennett Square) - Susan Minarchi, Executive Director of Family Promise of Southern Chester County, was selected from a national pool of candidates to serve on the National Affiliate Council based on her leadership of the local affiliate that opened in 2015 to provide emergency shelter, meals and social services to homeless families. Since the program began in Southern Chester County, 45 families with 100 children and 59 adults have participated in the program and 28 families graduated into sustainable housing.  

 “Working closely with the Board, Sue’s day-to-day leadership has moved the local program from a start-up in a converted convent in West Grove to a growing operation with a Resource Center in Kennett Square and network of 28 host and support congregations that house and feed families in the program 365 days a year with the help of hundreds of volunteers and many community partners,” said Board President, Rev. Annalie Korengel.  “She will make many valuable contributions on a national level, as she has in the local community.”
 
This Fall, Minarchi is leading the expansion of the local program to families in the Octorara school district. The program currently supports families in Avon Grove, Oxford, Kennett Consolidated and Unionville-Chadds Ford school districts.  New program services are supported by donations, grants and fund raising. The next community fundraiser for Family Promise of Southern Chester County, Evening of Promise, will be held on Saturday, April 6, 2019, at Hartefeld National. For more information please visit www.familypromisescc.org.