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Local Partnerships Provide Key Support

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Monday, January 25, 2016

One of the features that make Family Promise extraordinary is our ability to reach out into the community and engage a wide range of support for the families we serve. Congregations, corporations, agencies, schools—our Affiliates create a diverse group of stakeholders working to promote change at the local level. These community partnerships are vital to […]

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Karen Olson’s Farewell

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Wednesday, January 13, 2016

Dear Friends, Goodbyes are never easy, but I retire as President of Family Promise with a heart filled with joy. Joy that, even after all these years, the premise upon which Family Promise was built – that people are compassionate and want to make a difference – remains true today and will carry Family Promise […]

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Fall Fling Draws a Full House

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Wednesday, December 9, 2015

Nearly 175 friends and benefactors attended Family Promise’s Fall Fling Cocktail Buffet & Auction November 20 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. It was a celebration of the work being done by Family Promise to help homeless and low-income families, as well as an opportunity to introduce the organization to new supporters. […]

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Family Promise 14th National Conference

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Friday, October 23, 2015

Join us at our 14th National Conference, April 8-10, 2016 in Long Beach,  California.  As always, it promises to be an informative and inspirational weekend. Conference is a time to celebrate, learn and share with your fellow Affiliate leaders.  We will have many outstanding workshops on all aspects of Affiliate management, including case management, housing, […]

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Family Promise Fall Fling

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Thursday, October 22, 2015

Save the Date for Family Promise’s Fall Fling! Please join us on Friday, November 20 at Canoe Brook Country Club for a cocktail buffet and lively auction to support our efforts to provide shelter, meals and support services to homeless families and their children locally and across the country. Steering Committee Barbara Birkitt Meg Dietrich […]

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Family Promise President Karen Olson Announces Retirement

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Thursday, October 8, 2015

Claas Ehlers to assume President’s role in January Summit, NJ October 7, 2015—Karen Olson, Founder and President of Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families, has announced she will retire January 15, 2016. Claas Ehlers, currently Director of Affiliate Services, will succeed her as President. A simple act of Olson handing […]

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Family Promise Benefits from Students’ Commitment

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Monday, September 28, 2015

The most valuable lessons are often those learned at a young age. Summit High School students have put that adage into action, forming the Family Promise Club in 2013 to support the efforts of Family Promise-Union County through volunteering and fundraising.  Sunday, the club hosted their “Pursue the Promise” scavenger hunt, designed to educate participants […]

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Family Promise Week: October 18-25

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Wednesday, September 23, 2015

Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988 Family Promise is national non-profit organization mobilizing communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence. Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population. One out of every 45 American children will experience homelessness this year. Last year, there were 3.5 million homeless people in […]

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Summit Police Collect Food for Family Promise

Thursday, August 6, 2015

This week, the Summit Police Department donated more than 350 pounds of food and household items to the Family Promise-Union County Program.  Tuesday marked the culmination of their first annual “CommUNITY Cares Food and Household Goods Drive,” with Chief Robert Weck and other department representatives delivering the bounty to the Union County Day Center at […]

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Walmart Awards $25,000 to Family Promise-Union County Program

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Wednesday, July 29, 2015

The Walmart Foundation has awarded Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit helping homeless families, a grant of $25,000 for their Union County, New Jersey program.  Family Promise-Union County, a program of the Family Promise national office, works locally with homeless and at-risk families to help them move through homelessness to affordable housing and financial independence. […]

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