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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

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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

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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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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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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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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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Family Promise Semi-finalist for $50,000 Prize

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Encore.org today announced that Family Promise is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, a national competition that will award $50,000 each to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over the age of 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth.   Family Promise was selected […]

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Sen. Cory Booker, Family Promise Fight Unfair Tenant Blacklisting Practices

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Friday, July 21, 2017

  Time is running out for Ada Lopez.   Ada has always been an attentive mother to her two teen-aged daughters and a hard worker—until recently, she held two jobs to support her family.  But last year she became sick and unable to work.  When she couldn’t meet her bills, she lost her apartment, eventually […]

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Family Promise Partners with HUMI to House Families

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Family Promise is proud to announce a partnership with Help Us Move In (HUMI), a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to fund and create programs helping families facing housing crises.  The model is based on the shared beliefs of the two organizations that a combination of case management, opportunity, and community can empower the […]

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Family Promise Launches Program to Move Families to Home Ownership

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Family Promise proudly announces the launch of Partners in Housing, an innovative solution designed to assist families experiencing homelessness transition quickly to owning homes of their own.  With funding from the Tides Foundation, Family Promise is making three initial grants of $10,000 to Affiliates in Colorado Springs (CO), Gainesville (FL), and Anoka County (MN) to […]

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Family Promise Breakfast Celebrates the Power of Transformation

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

“We are here this morning not just to be INSPIRED but to be EMPOWERED.  Inspired by the people you will meet today and empowered to make a difference.”   With his opening remarks, Family Promise board member Martin Wise welcomed nearly 225 volunteers, supporters, and new friends to our annual Our Promise to Children breakfast […]

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