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

178k

SERVED

IN 2020

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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“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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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

Step Up to Fight Homelessness This October

October 19, 2021 | National News

This month, Family Promise will host a week-long event to raise awareness about the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S. Family Promise Week, which runs Oct. 24-31, will highlight an issue many call “an invisible crisis.” Every year, more than three million children in America experience homelessness, and one …
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Family Promise Partners with Google to Launch Digital Skills Resources Program

October 15, 2021 | Press Releases

Summit NJ — Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, and Google, the multi-national technology company, have partnered to provide access to digital training and reskilling through Grow with Google. Google has donated scholarships for Grow with Google workshops and for the Google Career Certificate program to help Family …
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Distributing Rental Assistance, One Family at a Time

September 30, 2021 | Success Stories

Much has been written about the slow rollout of the $46.5 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funding allocated by Congress to support tenants and landlords. The Treasury Department recently reported that states and localities have distributed just 11% of the existing funds. Pressure to speed up the rollout increased when the Supreme Court ended the …
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Family Promise Leadership Updates

September 27, 2021 | National News

Family Promise’s role as a leader in the fight against family homelessness continues to grow as organizations and individuals increasingly turn to Family Promise as a respected authority on this crisis.  Recently, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was invited to serve a second three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank …
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