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Family Promise and HomeAid Partner to House Families

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Wednesday, October 26, 2016

Family Promise has partnered with HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds and renovates facilities and housing for those experiencing homelessness.  The relationship will allow Family Promise Affiliates nationwide to be considered for HomeAid building projects in communities where the two organizations share a presence as well as create opportunities to explore expansion in new markets. […]

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National News · The Latest

Family Promise Week Off and Running

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

Family Promise Week kicked off on October 16 in Summit, New Jersey, with Pursue the Promise, an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the national leader addressing family homelessness. Organized by the Family Promise Club at Summit High School and students from Governor Livingston, Oratory Prep, Westfield High School, and student volunteers for […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Compassionate Hospitality”

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Tuesday, October 18, 2016

This September I had the remarkable experience of spending a week in Bolivia. My son was studying there and I wanted to visit him, but also I have extensive family throughout the country, only one member of which I had ever met. So my wife, feeling this was a singular opportunity for me, sacrificed our […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Mel Davis, Social Work Intern, FP of Greater Denver, “PhotoVoice: ‘The Struggle of Everyday Life'”

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Wednesday, September 28, 2016

Family Promise of Greater Denver recently launched a new artistic initiative known as PhotoVoice, offering program guests at our shelter an opportunity to express their experiences through photographs. PhotoVoice is a way for participants and viewers alike to develop a critical consciousness about the conditions associated with poverty, joblessness, and homelessness. We wanted to incorporate […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Sue Adler Program Benefits Union County Families

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Tuesday, September 20, 2016

                              Family Promise-Union County (FPUC) and the Sue Adler Team of Keller Williams Realty share a fundamental core mission—both are in the business of putting families in homes. Thanks to a 3rd place finish in Adler’s 100th Home Sale Charity Program, […]

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The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Cara Bradshaw, Director of Development, “Finding Hospitality and Home”

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Monday, September 12, 2016

I was thirteen when my parents told my sisters and me they were separating and fifteen when we moved out of the parsonage where I grew up. My father, a UCC pastor at a small church in a New England fishing town, decided to leave the church to spare our tight-knit community the pain of […]

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Success Stories

Coming Full Circle

Thursday, September 8, 2016

Nearly 23 years ago, Candice Stewart-Fife gave birth to her first daughter in the Family Promise program. In what could have been her darkest hour, Candice encountered overwhelming tenderness, and was not alone. Today, the native of Union County is offering new life for families experiencing homelessness as the Director of Family Promise of Bryan […]

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National News · The Latest

National Support Brings Local Change

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Thursday, September 8, 2016

  “Our job doesn’t end with creating Affiliates. Our focus every day is on helping them march towards excellence.” Family Promise President Claas Ehlers. While the creation of Affiliates is a key goal for Family Promise, much of the national office’s time and resources are spent on helping Affiliates maximize their potential. A dynamic, energized […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder/President Emeritus, “In Search of Home”

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Monday, August 29, 2016

I must have spent an hour online, trying to find the right rug for Jordan, a five-year-old who had just left the Family Promise program to move into permanent housing with his mother. Finally, I picked out a colorful rug decorated with fire engines, trucks and buses.  It was a small gesture, but I was […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Tammi Hart, Guest Advisory Council Member, “Lose Yourself”

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Monday, August 15, 2016

“So, Tammi. What do you lose yourself in?” That is the question a co-worker asked me this week, and I must admit, it brought me up short. I could only respond with, “Oh, I like to travel and see new things. I love history and that’s why I’m going to D.C. for my vacation. I […]

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