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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Find Your Affiliate

Enter your zip code or address to find the Family Promise Affiliates in your area.

Upcoming Events

  1. Family Promise Week

    October 17 - October 23
  2. Oktoberfest 2022

    October 19 @ 7:00 pm - 10:00 pm
  3. Night Without a Bed 2022

    October 22

The Latest

Hispanic Heritage Month: The Importance of Bilingualism in Social Services

September 28, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

Hispanic Heritage Month is a time when we recognize and celebrate the many cultures, histories, and contributions of the American Latino community. At Family Promise, we are grateful for the many staff members and volunteers of Latino descent who contribute to our organization’s fight against family homelessness. We are especially …
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What’s Trending This Week?

September 27, 2022 | National News

Pandemic hotel housing programs are ending, leaving many with no place to go  Hotel programs across the country that once served their city’s unhoused community as an alternative to shelters during the COVID-19 pandemic have begun closing their doors. Recently, a hotel leased by the Colorado Coalition for the Homeless …
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Meet the Air Force Veteran Who’s Fighting Family Homelessness by Bringing Education Services to His Community

September 12, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

The Family Promise Good Neighbor Award highlights Family Promise Affiliate staff members who are doing exceptional work in their communities.  Doug Holton and his wife were looking to give back locally when they first came across Family Promise of Brevard. After volunteering for several local nonprofits, they found many of …
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Belk’s Donations to Family Promise Top $3.1 Million in Support of Children and Families Experiencing Homelessness

September 7, 2022 | National News, Press Releases

The southern department store became the nonprofit’s leading active funder after $360,000 donation from April’s in-store and online Charity Sale. Southern department store, Belk, raised more than $360,000 during the company’s 2022 spring Charity Sale in support of Family Promise Affiliates and their work to address family homelessness. This recent …
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Hurricane Ian Relief

Families and Family Promise Affiliates have been impacted by Hurricane Ian.
Please give now!