Family Promise Receives Perfect Rating from Charity Navigator
Family Promise has received a 4-star rating and a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points for the 9th consecutive year.
Family Promise Leadership Updates
Family Promise’s influence in the poverty and housing sector has also spurred expansion in the organization’s own leadership.
2020 Family Promise Digital Annual Impact Report
The 2020 Family Promise Digital Annual Impact Report is Live
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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- October 24 - October 31
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 …
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 …
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 …
Summit, NJ – Sept. 16, 2021 – Family Promise’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 9th consecutive time that Family Promise has earned this top distinction, including a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points. Since 2002, using …