Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.
"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
SUMMIT, New Jersey, September 18, 2023 – Family Promise and Progressive are joining forces to combat family homelessness through donations and volunteerism. Beginning in September, Progressive employees will have the chance to volunteer across Family Promise’s network of approximately 200 Affiliates across the country. Family Promise’s diverse range of volunteer …
From the time he was 13 years old, James* lived with his grandmother, Alice. She dedicated her time to raising and eventually becoming the legal guardian of her grandson. Despite the challenges of raising him on her own, she strived to provide for James and support him in what he …
Family Promise hires Mike Kerkorian as new Chief Development Officer.
Julia* and her children first found themselves facing homelessness when Julia left an abusive relationship. Some time later, with the help of loved ones and a new, supportive partner, Ivan, Julia got back on her feet. But just as things were returning to normal, she faced yet another setback – …