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Promises Community Ministry exists to meet the mental and physical needs of Burleson and the greater Johnson County area residentsEstablished in 2000, Promises has steadily increased its service footprint in Johnson County. Promises consist of Licensed Professional Counseling, a food pantry, and other limited financial support to our neighbors. It is staffed by 4 employees and 75 volunteers from the community.

Our Partners in Ministry: 

  • Member of Johnson Count Alliance for Healthy Kids and Johnson County Hunger Coalition. Other members of these organizations are: Cooks Children’s Hospital; CASA; United Way of Johnson County; Texas Health and DSHS Public Health 
  • Member of CarePortal, which supports Johnson County child welfare worker aid to children and families in crisis; through this partnership, we then partner with Sleep in Heavenly Peace to provide beds to those families. 
  • Member of Burleson Chamber of Commerce 
  • Provide expertise in Community Engagement at the Baylor Collaborative on Hunger and Poverty 
  • Partner closely with Tarrant Area Food Bank (TAFB); City Market; Walmart; HEB, Aldi, and Kroger

Details unique to Promises: 

  • The ONLY self-select food pantry in Johnson County  
  • Serve an average of 350 households each month or equivalent to an average of 1,000 people each month 
  • The above statistics represent a significant increase in people served as we move into 2021 
  • Distributes over 150,000 pounds of food in donations yearly 
  • Food supplement through TAFB approximately 70 senior adult households each month which represents an average of 110 individuals 
  • Location for the Kids Eat Free Summer feeding program which serves breakfast and lunch for a week to approximately 47 households. Those households represent about 125 children. This program is supported by Pathway Church in conjunction with BISD 
  • Each year provides a new pair of shoes to over 300 needy children as they prepare to return to school 
  • Comprised of 9 Licensed Professional Counselors who offer 350 sessions per month of mental health care at discounted rates 
  • Counsel homeless neighbors to help with financial responsibility 
  • Point of contact for confidential referrals of families in crisis from BISD  
  • Partner with Burleson FD to provide food to quarantined families as a result of COVID-19 
  • Open 4 days a week and have recently added extended hours one day a month to meet the demand of some of our dual-income families as well as school district employees

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