Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.
2.5 million children are in crisis.
Family Promise has a proven track record of helping families in crisis find stability and success. Since 1988, we’ve served more than 1 million individuals. We’re here for them, but we can’t do it alone. Please donate today!
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THE FUTURE BEGINS AT HOME
But in this country, 2.5. million children will experience homelessness this year.
"We know that Family Promise works, and that there are tangible outcomes for families struggling with homelessness. Family Promise makes change happen for families and communities across the country. I’m honored and proud to be part of it.”
– Alex English, Denver Nuggets, Basketball Hall of Fame
Who We Are
Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volun- teers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Our volunteers provide hospitality, companionship, and most importantly, community.
What We Do
Family Promise delivers innovative solutions for family homelessness including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services. We have served more than 1 million family members since our founding more than 30 years ago, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs.
Why We Do It
There is a severe shortage of affordable housing in America, exacerbated by rising rents and stagnant wages. With little or no safety net, one unforeseen expense or emergency can lead to family homelessness. We envision a nation where every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.
“I feel a sense of purpose now... Family Promise is helping me get to a better place and obtain that stability.”
– Faith, Graduate, Family Promise-Union County
“We all have a story to tell, and everyone’s story is different. Family Promise knows how to meet people where they are and address their needs as they arise.”
“At Family Promise, we can make a difference in the lives of others by bringing a community together.”
– Susan Crossley, Executive Director, Family Promise Metrowest (MA)
“Our goal is to make home ownership more attainable, which leads to greater family stability, wealth creation, and building a better future.”
– Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton
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In the tale of “Cinderella,” a prince goes looking for the girl whose foot perfectly fits the shoe. For 17-year-old Jeremy* at Family Promise of Beaverton, OR, it was all about finding the perfect shoe to fit his foot. When Jeremy and his family came to Family Promise, he had …
Family Promise Receives $500,000 through Gerstner Philanthropies’ Helping Hands Program to Strengthen Homelessness Prevention & Shelter Diversion Practices
For a second year, Family Promise received a $500,000 Gerstner Philanthropies Helping Hands grant. The Louis V. Gerstner, Jr. Fund at Vanguard Charitable awarded the grant, which will enable Family Promise Affiliates to provide direct assistance to families with a one-time, emergency need so they can remain housed and avoid …
The Latest Housing News
NYC city agency bans sleeping overnight at youth drop-in centers In January, the New York City Department of Youth and Community Development issued a ban on sleeping overnight at the city’s various overnight drop-in centers. Citing matters of compliance dealing with health and safety and regulatory issues, the agency says …
Equity is at the Center of Claire Jefferson-Glipa’s Leadership Philosophy
In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is highlighting our community members and their efforts to ensure racial equity is addressed at all levels of Family Promise’s work. Community engagement and activism is in Claire Jefferson-Glipa’s DNA. “I come from a long line of civil rights activists and folks …