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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Meet Me in DC”

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since our first conference. I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was held in Cincinnati, Ohio and we called it “A Time To Share”.  Little did I know how profound that would be, because that sense of community has only grown over time and continues to today.  […]

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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team


Monday, September 25, 2017

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy Officer for Disqus, a worldwide […]

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Karen Olson Tours Harvey Damage


Thursday, September 21, 2017

The devastating power of Hurricane Harvey affected the entire Family Promise community in the Affiliates touched by the storm.  Guest families, staff, board members, volunteers—all had their lives changed to some degree, some profoundly.  Congregations were flooded, possessions destroyed, homes lost, many families relocated.  We continue to offer our thoughts and support to all along […]

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Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Provides Funds to Western Affiliates


Monday, September 18, 2017

Family Promise is pleased to announce that the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation has chosen seven Family Promise Affiliates to receive nearly $12,500 each to assist them in prevention and rapid re-housing efforts for the families they serve.  The Foundation is the charitable entity of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, which comprises member groups in the […]

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Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast over the next 24 hours. […]

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Our Community Blog: Terry Lindemann, Director, Family Promise of Las Vegas, “Compassion — More than a Platitude”


Monday, September 11, 2017

My journey with “compassion” began at the age of five when my family crumbled and my sisters and I became wards of the State of California. A snapshot stored in the corner of my mind: a woman clad in stockings with a line up the back, blue shoes, too tall for me to see her […]

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Gulf Coast Affiliates Persevere Through Hurricane Harvey

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday, dropping more than 50 inches of rain and buffeting Houston and the surrounding area with winds topping 130 mph.  The storm has officially been blamed for 46 deaths, with the total sure to rise, and nearly 35,000 people have been driven from their homes […]

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Our Community Blog: Jadyn Fauconier-Herry, Intern, “Growing Up with Family Promise”

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

When I first volunteered with Family Promise I was about nine years old, barely older than the children of the guests staying with my family’s congregation. At such a young age “volunteering” meant tagging along with my mom to stay over when our church hosted families, eating dinner with them, playing with the younger kids, […]

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Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented Family Promise in advocating for […]

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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Lion of Faith”


Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thirty-two years ago, a Lutheran pastor in a suburban New Jersey town opened his church to a meeting for nearly 200 of his neighbors, people of all different faiths and backgrounds. Led by Karen Olson, they were united in their desire to address a new and troubling development: families becoming homeless. They did not know […]

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