WE ARE FAMILY PROMISE

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.

Who We Are

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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A Future Begins at Home

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

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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OUR IMPACT

200+

AFFILIATES

NATIONALLY

187k

SERVED

IN 2021

43

STATES

WITH AFFILIATES

81%

SERVED

FIND HOUSING

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.”

– Family Promise volunteer

“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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Volunteer with Family Promise

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“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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Next Generation Committee

Join Our Leadership Efforts

“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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Clayton Midlands

Partner With Us

We believe that family homelessness needs a community response. Our partners are a key part of that solution.

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Find Your Affiliate

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Upcoming Events

The Latest

Trending Housing News

November 15, 2022 | Uncategorized

Renters experiencing eviction rates above pre-pandemic levels nationwide  Evictions are returning to and in some locations surpassing pre-pandemic rates as federal assistance for rent is running out amidst an uncertain economic forecast. According to an October census survey, approximately 7.8 million reported themselves behind on the same month’s rent. Even …
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Family Promise Appoints John Ferrie to Board of Directors

November 11, 2022 | National News, Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ, NOVEMBER 11, 2022— Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, today announced the appointment of John Ferrie to the organization’s board of directors.  Ferrie is a Director of Legal at YouTube, the world’s leading video platform. As a member of the senior …
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Night Without a Bed Social Media Campaign Successfully Raises Awareness of Family Homelessness in the U.S.

November 9, 2022 | National News, Press Releases

The national nonprofit raised over $120,000 through a social media event to support housing-insecure families. SUMMIT, NJ, NOVEMBER 9, 2022 – Family homelessness is an invisible crisis that is often hidden from our view– these families are living in shelters, cars, campgrounds, or doubled up in overcrowded apartments. Leading national nonprofit, …
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Family Promise Looks for Next CEO

October 21, 2022 | Uncategorized

Family Promise has a vision to ensure that every family has a home, livelihood, and chance to build a better future. The leading national provider of services to families facing homelessness, Family Promise delivers innovative solutions including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services via 200 Affiliates across 43 states. The national …
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2.5 million children in the U.S. will experience homelessness this year.

YOU can help.

Give children and families in crisis a safe place to sleep tonight and the chance for a brighter future.

Thank you!