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Family Promise restores hope
Nonprofit helps families get back on their feet
Mike Bouyer catches his son Gabriel Bouyer, 7, on the slide at Family Promise Day Center in Gainesville. When they’re not working or going to school, the family spends its days at the center. At night, the family sleeps at one of several host churches. - photo by SAVANNAH KING
Mike and Andressa Bouyer wanted to give their children a better life when they made the decision to move away from their home in Illinois. But things didn’t work out exactly like they planned and the Bouyers found themselves in Gainesville, living out of their van. While using the Internet at the library in late September, Andressa Bouyer found out about a nonprofit program in Gainesville called Family Promise.