About Us

We believe every family deserves a home, and children should never have to wonder where they’re going to sleep at night. That’s why we connect families with children to a stable home as quickly as possible so they can begin the process of bettering their lives.

Children experiencing homelessness are more likely to drop out of school, be exposed to violence, and face a host of mental health and other issues. So keeping families together during this traumatic time is critical for their success as well as the community’s.


Moving Wake County families from homelessness to stable homes through mentoring, housing support and connecting to community resources.


No homeless families in Wake County


We value services that are – Empowering InclusiveResponsiveCompassionateFamily-drivenAdvocatingRespectfulInnovative – and show Integrity

Our History

History thumbnailFamilies Together was founded in 1980 as “Pan Lutheran Ministries” by five people from three Wake County Lutheran churches who saw a need in our community and did something about it.  Although we have grown and changed over the years, we remain true to our mission of helping families in crisis.  The dedication and compassion of our founders lives on in our work today.  To read a full history of Families Together, click HERE


Board of Directors

  • Dorothy Bell
  • Susanna Birdsong
  • Kathy Blum
  • Dennis Heffernan, Treasurer
  • Julie Helmey
  • Tim Hiteshew, Vice President
  • Katie Kingsbery
  • Tracy McNeil
  • Al Mulnick
  • John Niffenegger, President
  • Scott Padalecki
  • MaryJane Selgrade
  • April Stafford
  • Ann Cooper Thomas
  • Karl Wagner
  • Lisa Walker
  • Sarah Wood, Secretary

Member Churches

  • Christ the King Lutheran Church
  • Good Shepherd Lutheran Church
  • Grace Lutheran Church
  • Holy Trinity Evangelical Lutheran Church
  • Our Savior Lutheran Church
  • Resurrection Lutheran Church
  • St. Philip Lutheran Church

Annual Report