About Promise In Brevard
Welcome to Promise!
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What is Promise?
A registered 501(c)3, Promise Inc. was established in 2009 as a way to provide a much-needed housing opportunity for adults with special needs to have a sense of independence long yearned for, while simultaneously living, working and thriving in their community. Promise residents have an inclusive, fun place to live, amongst neighbors who care. Promise also offers vocational training and employment opportunities with access to an on-site Employment Services Manager. Currently, Promise is the first of its kind in the state of Florida to combine all of these elements and amenities, and we believe it will serve as a model for communities across the country and even the world. Promise in Brevard, which was founded in 2014, is the affordable housing community where our residents live.
Where is Promise located and who lives there?
Promise is located at 4105 Norfolk Parkway, West Melbourne, Florida, on 39 acres, adjacent to the Hammock Landing shopping plaza. Promise is home to 125 adults with special needs ranging in age from 20 to 60; however, the average age of our residents is 34. Rent at this affordable housing complex is calculated on a sliding scale based on income.
What amenities does Promise offer to its residents?
The Promise concept was developed with the help of a special group of young individuals, known as “The Dream Team.” From the amenities to the floor plans, this team of future residents has worked closely with our designers since day one, sharing their thoughts and visions about everything the Promise lifestyle should offer. The Promise concept includes:
- 1, 2, 3 & 4-BR Apartments • 180-seat Dining Room
- Zero-Entry pool and therapeutic spa • Creative Arts Center
- Fitness Center • State-of-the-art Kitchen designed for Catering/Vocational Training
How is Promise funded?
Promise Inc. is funded through community donations, foundations and grants, as well as through revenue from our social enterprises. The Promise in Brevard affordable housing development was funded primarily through the Florida Housing Finance Corporation.
What is The Promise Resident Community Program?
Promise’s Residents Community Program enhances our affordable housing by incorporating a variety of programs and services that provide permanent, long-term solutions for adults with special needs, including both on-site and off-site activities; transportation services; health and fitness programs; movie and karaoke nights; art classes; dance classes; money management classes; nutrition classes; cooking classes, as well as our Vocational Training & Employment Program, which involves individualized career planning designed to provide long-term employment for our residents. Our Resident Community Program features more than 60 activities per week.
What is the Promise Vocational Training and Employment Program?
With the completion of Promise’s affordable housing development, we are now focusing our efforts on the second facet of the Promise concept: providing opportunities for our residents as part of our Promise Vocational Training & Employment Program. Our goal is for every resident who wants to be employed to have a job, whether it is at one of our social enterprises or elsewhere in the community, providing them with a purpose and a paycheck that will allow them to pay for their own supportive living services and fully experience the freedom of independent living.
Currently, approximately 60 of our residents are employed at 30 area businesses, and through this program, our goal is to secure employment for the remaining residents. This program is ongoing and is expected to continue for the life of the organization, providing continuous assistance to our residents as they strive to become self-sufficient.