In 1988, Family Promise became a national organization. Despite the rapid pace of change in the years since, family homelessness has remained a constant challenge, robbing families of their stability and children of their futures. Nevertheless, throughout our more than three decades of growth, two principles have persevered. First, as a community, we make a promise to support families during their most difficult times. Second, each family has the promise, the potential, to achieve sustainable independence when given the opportunity.
Family Promise advocates on local, regional, and national levels for policies that reinforce these principles. We are committed to being a leader in the fight against family homelessness, both as a service provider and as an advocate for legislation addressing the issues families we serve face.
Support of the Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA)
Family Promise advocates for the passage of the Homeless Children and Youth Act and for modifications to the way the Department of Housing and Urban Development defines homelessness.
In 2018, Affiliate Director, National Trustee, and Guest Advisory Council Member Kat Lilley testified to Congress about why Family Promise believes that HCYA needs to be passed.
You can learn more about how to get involved with the fight to pass HCYA here.