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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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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Upcoming Events

  1. Family Promise Week

    October 24 - October 31

The Latest

Family Promise Earns Perfect Score and 9th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

September 17, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

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 …
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Family Promise Publishes 2020 Annual Impact Report

September 10, 2021 | National News

Corporate Partners & Supporters Help Change Lives Summit, NJ – 2020 was a transformative year for Family Promise.  Facing a myriad of challenges presented by an unprecedented global pandemic, Family Promise Affiliates across the country adapted to the new landscape, continuing to engage volunteers, and serving more families and children …
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The Power of YEP!

September 7, 2021 | Affiliate News, Success Stories

Nothing sounds as positive as the word “yes.” Unless you’re talking to families at Fort Bend Family Promise in Missouri City, TX, where “YEP!” is an even more affirmative word. The Affiliate’s Youth Empowerment Planning program, better known as YEP!, strives to minimize the impact of homelessness on kids.  “YEP! is the base of our overall program,” explains Etta Vincent, the Affiliate’s associate director. …
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Hurricane Ida Relief

September 3, 2021 | National News

Hurricane Ida left a trail of devastation across portions of the country, impacting dozens of Family Promise Affiliates and hundreds of families. We need your support!  Please help now!   Family Promise Affiliates Family Promise Affiliates and families from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast are reeling from the devastation of …
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