Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.
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, Family Promise board member, former NBA player and coach, Basketball Hall of Fame
Family Promise has earned Charity Navigator’s top 4-star rating for 9 consecutive years.
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 tens of thousands of volunteers 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.
OF FAMILIES IN SHELTER
EXIT TO STABLE HOUSING
“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
Latest from Family Promise
Help Us Move In (HUMI) Awards Grants to 8 Family Promise Affiliates
SUMMIT, New Jersey, May 23, 2023 – Family Promise and Help Us Move In (HUMI) are excited to announce the next stage of their partnership that first began in 2017. Eight Family Promise Affiliates have been selected to receive HUMI grants to support their work in homelessness prevention and stabilization. …
Moms With Newborns Are The Priority For This Family Promise Shelter
Bringing a newborn home for the first time is a momentous occasion for all moms. But imagine giving birth and being released from the hospital with a baby but no home to return to. That’s the situation countless parents find themselves in every year. And it’s a scenario that inspired …
Chris King and Vernon Williams Appointed to Family Promise Board of Trustees
SUMMIT, New Jersey, May 9, 2023 – Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, today announced the appointment of two new board members to the organization’s board of trustees. Chris King is a partner within the Trust segment of PwC. He has more than …
Family Promise Announces Extended Partnership with Clayton® to Enhance Homelessness Prevention Efforts
SUMMIT, NJ, April 10, 2023 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness, announces the extension of its partnership with national homebuilder Clayton to enhance its homelessness prevention and stabilization program, A Future Begins at Home. The initiative focuses on helping families at risk of homelessness …