Family Promise Featured in Guardian’s 2021 Year in Photos
The stories of 2 Family Promise graduates were chosen for the Guardian's compilation of 2021's most memorable photos.
Clayton & Family Promise Served 1,500 Children in 2021
A Future Begins at Home program has third impactful year helping prevent family homelessness.
Family Promise Featured By NPR
Two single moms served by Family Promise were among those asked to share their unique journeys into homelessness.
WE ARE FAMILY PROMISE
Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.
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 volunteers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Our volunteers provide hospitality, companionship, and most importantly, community.
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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.
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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.
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Family Promise Helps California mothers fighting for a home in a pandemic
The state has the largest homeless population in the US and Covid-19 has exposed how precarious the safety net is. Family Promise is here to help.
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“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
DONATE TO FAMILY PROMISE
Your donation will make all the difference.
“You can use any kind of skill that you have to give back. You’ll learn a lot as a volunteer. And when you meet folks that may be very different from yourself, it’s an eye opener. You never know what a person has been through, how they ended up in a certain situation. All you can do is help.” – Bob, a Family Promise Volunteer in Pennsylvania
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“I want to help others with whom I have shared experiences. I believe that the most valuable asset given to me by Family Promise is the relationships that continue to exist, the mentorship that still takes place, and the help I have received in many areas of my life when I have needed it. I want to pay it forward.” –REBECCA ESPARZA, GAC Member
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Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing the mass shooting and hate crime in Buffalo, NY. The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, NY over the weekend was a hate crime on the Black community. The gunman made it known–through his …
Family Promise’s work was selected among more than 6,500 entries from throughout the United States and 27 other countries to receive three Hermes Creative Awards in their 16th annual creative competition. Family Promise was awarded a Platinum Award for our 2020 Annual Impact Report and received Gold Awards for our newly updated website and …
The Family Promise Good Neighbor Award highlights Family Promise Affiliate staff members who are doing exceptional work in their communities. Meet Toyan Sims – a full-time Wichita State University student, mother of three, and advocate for housing-insecure families in her community. Toyan joined Family Promise of Greater Wichita (KS) in …
Introduction Family Promise is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for a consultant, evaluation firm and/or academic institution to conduct a multi-site evaluation to assess the impact and effectiveness of Homelessness Prevention (Prevention) programs and programs to divert families from emergency shelter into temporary or long-term housing (Shelter Diversion). …