Join Us for a Family Promise Lunch and Learn

Family Promise Chief Impact Officer, Cara Bradshaw, will be hosting a lunch and learn for BAE Systems employees on February 15, 2022. Employees can learn more about family homelessness, the prevention and stabilization services Family Promise provides, and most importantly, how you can get involved.

Family Promise

Family Promise was founded by Karen Olson in 1988 as a local movement in Summit, NJ. Today, Family Promise has become a national network that spans 200+ Affiliates in 43 states working to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. Through our holistic approach, we provide families with the services they need to find secure housing and stability.

Understanding Family Homelessness

Every year, more than 2.5 million children in America experience homelessness, and one in 18 will experience homeless before they reach the first grade. These children are three times more likely to be placed in special education programs and eight to nine times more likely to repeat a grade. 42% of children experiencing homelessness will drop out of school at some point and 47% suffer from anxiety, depression, or withdrawal. Homelessness can set children up for a future filled with challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated the nation’s affordable housing crisis putting more families than ever at risk of experiencing homelessness. Family Promise Affiliates nationwide have worked tirelessly to ramp up services and meet the increased need for our services. 

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Our Impact

Family Promise Affiliates across the country have shifted their services to meet the rising number of families at risk of homelessness since the onset of the pandemic. As the leading national organization addressing family homelessness, we have relied on our innovative community of volunteers, donors, and staff to serve thousands of families in need. We continue to see incredible growth as we work toward our goal of changing the future for 1 million children by 2030.


Our Services

Prevention and Diversion

We are there when a family’s homelessness is imminent, and we work to avoid the trauma of a family losing their housing. Our Affiliates do this through case management, rental assistance, and providing alternatives to shelter.



Family Promise offers a holistic solution to family homelessness and our shelter models ensure the right fit for a family. Affiliates operate rotational shelter, stable shelter, temporary apartments, and/or motel stays.


Programming after shelter provides continued support and reduces the risk of a family’s re-entry into homelessness. In addition to the many initiatives and programs available when families reach out to us in crisis, we organize  communities to offer food pantries, diaper banks, holiday gift drives, and more.


In the section below, you can find the wishlists provided by families currently served by several Family Promise Affiliates located near a major BAE Systems site. You can help families start the new year off right and take one step closer to long-term stability with a donation of your choice. Please indicate in the gift options section that you are from BAE Systems.

Family Promise of Baldwin County

Summerdale, AL 36580

Wishlist – Click HERE

Family Promise of Blount County

Maryville, TN 37801

Wishlist – Click HERE

Family Promise of Greater Phoenix

Scottsdale, AZ 85251

Wishlist – Click HERE

Family Promise of Jacksonville

Jacksonville, FL 32211

Wishlist – Click HERE

Family Promise of Morris County

Morristown, NJ 07962

Wishlist – Click HERE

Family Promise of Southern New Hampshire

Nashua, NH 03061

Wishlist – Click HERE

Support Family Promise

Family Promise recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the ninth consecutive year. Our perfect score reflects our commitment to transparency and accountability and puts us among only a quarter of charities donors know they can trust.  Every donation, no matter how small or large, can make a difference in the lives of families. Make a donation here.