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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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Building a New Life off the Reservation

Monday, May 2, 2016

Holly and Raymond Bixby found themselves in a desperate situation—unable to provide for their family with no place in their community to turn for help. As the result of a back injury and subsequent surgery in 2014, Raymond was unable to return to his job and they lost their housing on Ashland Montana’s Northern Cheyenne […]

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A Pennsylvania Family Builds a New Life

Monday, January 25, 2016

Time was running out for Kristina Lucas and her four children, then ages 2, 5, 10 and 12. The family was staying in a homeless shelter that enforced a 15-day limit. Before that, for a few months, she had lived with family members, who could no longer make room for her family. Going back home […]

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From Homeless to a Seat on the Board

Tuesday, June 2, 2015

Amanda Lane thought her sister-in-law’s offer to house her family when they relocated to Bristol, Virginia was too good to be true. Her sister-in-law said she would provide for her family until Amanda and her husband found jobs in the area. Lane’s instincts were right. After relocating from an economically depressed area of the state, […]

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A Family Promise Homecoming

Thursday, April 9, 2015

Ten years ago, Sarai Williams walked into the Denver Interfaith Hospitality Network with a newborn baby. She had been living in a shelter that only allowed a 30-day stay, and, quickly approaching the end of her month there, she spotted the Affiliate on a resource list. The visit changed her life forever. For the next […]

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Finding a Home for Her Sons

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

If Theresa Gates could use one word to describe herself, it would be “mom.” “Since my children were born, I have defined myself as a mother before and above any other role,” said Theresa, who has three teenage sons. “I dedicated myself to raising my children in the most caring, loving, and stable environment possible.” […]

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A New Life in New Jersey

Wednesday, April 1, 2015

Danielle Carter never liked asking for help. “I was so used to people not caring and being self-absorbed,” she says. She was also inclined to solve problems on her own. But that changed when she and her year-old son found themselves homeless in Paterson, N.J.   Carter was married, working at a supermarket part-time, and […]

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