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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Simple Acts of Kindness Change Lives”

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Thursday, April 27, 2017

I love talking with families who have been through the Family Promise program, so, before speaking at an Affiliate, I always have these conversations in order to share with  that Affiliate what it has meant to families.  You might think that families begin by talking about the shelter accommodations or home-cooked meals—which they do talk […]

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A Focus on Leadership

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

Family Promise is always looking to take advantage of the extraordinary talents of those who have been touched by our organization.  Whether a former guest or a captain of industry, compassionate individuals who want to make a difference are the magic ingredients in our recipe for success as the nation’s leader in helping families experiencing […]

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A Community Comes Together

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Tuesday, April 25, 2017

In November, Family Promise launched the Power of One campaign to create eight new Affiliates and serve an additional 1,000 children each year. The Initiative honors Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, and raised more than $188,000 from 48 longtime and new supporters. Family Promise is leveraging these resources to respond to new Affiliate development opportunities […]

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Our Community Blog: Cara Bradshaw, Director of Development, “Housing and The Privilege Monster”

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Monday, April 10, 2017

The first time I was confronted with my privilege was in a newly-created position marketing the Just Neighbors curriculum for Family Promise. I was a graduate student at the time, in an international affairs program focused on the many levels of systemic injustice. It’s one thing to sit in a classroom and pick apart political and […]

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“Hand Out,” a volunteer’s poem illustrating the Power of One.

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Monday, March 27, 2017

When Family Promise Chicago North Shore was opening several years ago, a volunteer listened to Founder Karen Olson’s story about meeting a homeless woman, Millie, on the streets of New York City and going on to create the organization that became Family Promise nationwide.  That volunteer, Lois-Eve Anderson was inspired to write the following poem […]

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Family Promise Elects Celgene Executive to National Board

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Friday, March 17, 2017

Family Promise, the nonprofit leader addressing family homelessness on a national level, is pleased to announce the addition of Nadim Ahmed to its National Board of Directors. Ahmed serves as President, Worldwide Markets for Celgene Corporation, which, like Family Promise, is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.   Ahmed welcomes the opportunity to join the organization’s […]

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Family Promise of Gainesville, FL

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Monday, March 13, 2017

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FP Affiliates Featured as Affordable Housing Success Stories

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Friday, March 10, 2017

Family Promise of Greater Denver and Family Promise of Union County were both featured in the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), report A Place to Call Home, Affordable Housing Success Stories.  The report compiles the latest research that shows how investments in affordable housing boost economic mobility, reduce poverty and homelessness, improve health outcomes, […]

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Family Promise Launches Pets with a Promise.

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Tuesday, February 21, 2017

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce the launch of  Pets with a Promise, which provides direct funding for Family Promise Affiliates nationwide for a variety of services, allowing families to keep their pets while working towards independence in the program. The program launched with the help of […]

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Our Community Blog: T.J. Putman, Director, Family Promise Salem Affiliate, “Seen and Unseen”

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Tuesday, February 14, 2017

There’s a ding on the wall!  There are  dishes in the sink!!  There are unpacked boxes on floor!!! There is a spot on the carpet!!!!   There is a dead spot on the lawn!!!!!! Today I met with one of regular Office Angel Volunteers and we shared a little about how things were going, vision for […]

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