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Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

Tuesday, December 13, 2016

  For the fourth consecutive year, Family Promise, the Summit-based, national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, has  been awarded a coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has recognized Family Promise’s work with four out of a possible four stars, indicating the charity’s adherence […]

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Our Community Blog: Jen Isralowitz, Volunteer and Donor, “A Time for Giving”

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Monday, December 12, 2016

I became involved with Family Promise seven years ago, when a friend invited my daughter and me to join her family at Summit’s Unitarian Church in hosting guest families on Christmas Day. Those few hours in the church basement exposed how little my family understood about homelessness in our local community. My daughter spent time […]

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Friends in Need

Monday, December 12, 2016

Jo Ellen Schneider, Director of Family Promise of Florence (SC), is no stranger to tropical storms.  “Here along the southeastern coast, you get used to gearing up for hurricane season…we tend to be a little cautious.” As it became increasingly obvious that Hurricane Matthew was going to hit her community hard, Schneider called Kathleen Titus, […]

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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Giving Thanks and Hospitality”

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Wednesday, November 23, 2016

When I travel to visit Affiliates, I am often invited to stay in the home of a board member or director.  Even though I have a hectic schedule and can use the evenings to catch up on work, I eagerly accept those invitations. For one, I am cheap—and they save Family Promise money.  (And, I […]

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Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

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Tuesday, November 15, 2016

One person can make a difference.  Family Promise took those words to heart at our annual Fall Fling fundraiser on November 4 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The event, honoring Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, raised nearly $350,000– our most successful fundraiser to date. The evening’s program centered on the Power […]

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Our Community Blog: Gabie Vicens, Volunteer, “Spreading Cheer”

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Monday, November 14, 2016

I first found out about Family Promise when I was in Middle School working towards my Girl Scouts Silver Award.  I had an idea of helping homeless children and families, but wasn’t sure exactly how.  When I visited Family Promise, I was put in touch with the Executive Director of the Union County program, Geleen […]

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Our Community Blog: Stacy Pollard, Regional Director, “Working Together”

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Thursday, November 3, 2016

I recently returned to work after maternity leave. My two daughters, 2 years old and 8 weeks old, were in childcare as I turned on my computer and sifted through 700 emails that accrued in my absence. It was a bittersweet feeling—the emotions of leaving them, combined with the excitement of returning to a job […]

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See You Around Town: Family Promise

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Wednesday, November 2, 2016

  Summit, New Jersey Mayor Nora Radest speaks with Family Promise staff and supporters about their mission to help families experiencing homelessness in Union County and across the country.

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Affiliate News-Fall 2016

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Now we’re cooking…Family Promise of Orange County’s (CA) Operations Manager Kevin Corbett had been with the Affiliate since they opened in 2012 and wanted to expand his role.  He and Executive Director Casey Crosbie brainstormed together and decided to make use of Kevin’s culinary arts degree from Cerritos College.  They established Cooking with Kevin, a […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Affiliates Focus on Families’ Health

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Although a lack of affordable housing is the most common obstacle facing the families we serve, Family Promise strives to provide a truly comprehensive set of services to help them get back on their feet.  From financial literacy to childcare to transportation – Affiliates across the country create targeted initiatives to address specific challenges in […]

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