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Family Promise partners with Help Us Move In (HUMI) to House Families

A family at a playground

Thursday, July 18, 2019

    Even though Carmen was working long hours as a certified nursing assistant, she was having trouble paying rent on the apartment she shared with her 2 daughters. Michelle’s husband abruptly turned her family out of their home, but only after depleting the savings she had from her consignment shop. These two mothers, and […]

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Voices of Family Promise

The spiritual journey that inspired Russ Thomas to lead an Affiliate

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and implement creative solutions that are changing the lives of […]

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News

Solving Family Homelessness: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Emmett om the starting line

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Emmett Frett never considered himself a runner, but the 16-year-old decided to enter the Eau Clair (WI) Marathon this spring to test his mettle. “It sounded fun, and I wanted to challenge myself with something new,” he says. His initial goal was simply to finish the race, but once he started training he set an […]

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Affiliate News

Family Promise Union County Workshops Ensure Ongoing Stability

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The necessary combination of life skills that ensure a family’s lasting independence after homelessness prompted Family Promise Union County (NJ) to develop a series of educational workshops that will offer families the opportunity to develop and hone skills critical to long-term success. Classes range from practical skills for parents – basic home repairs, budgeting, good […]

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National News

Fighting the Impact of Child Homelessness

Boy on slide

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Homelessness has a grave impact on children. Statistics show children who experience homelessness are more likely to be placed in special education programs, repeat a grade, and become depressed, anxious, or suicidal. Nearly half of these children drop out of school at least once. That’s why Family Promise has partnered with multiple child-focused organizations to […]

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Success Stories

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley: “Once we found Family Promise, I knew things would be ok.”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Even though it’s behind them, Kat and CJ still get emotional when asked about their time with Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley. Battling homelessness is something they never anticipated. The couple was raising their daughter Abby while Kat studied for her cosmetology license and CJ worked full time. But when CJ’s boss encountered legal issues […]

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Success Stories

An Ounce of Prevention

The Shaw Family

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Memories of inconveniences like long airport security lines and national park closures may linger from 2018’s federal government shutdown, but many government employees and their families had much greater worries – their paychecks stopped coming. People like Kevin*, a furloughed truck driver, were concerned about keeping a roof overhead and food on the table. Although […]

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Affiliate News

Board Member Turns Learning into Action

David Annett and his family

Monday, June 17, 2019

Family Promise board member David Annett believes the experiences we have early in life affect the paths we later choose. As a child, he volunteered with his family at the Family Promise Affiliate in Cincinnati, OH. At the time, he was too young to understand the circumstances of the families in the program. But his […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

Father’s Day: What a Dad Wouldn’t Do for His Daughter

Kelly and Trudence

Monday, June 10, 2019

Family Promise honors dads everywhere this Father’s Day. Whether it’s “like father, like son” or a daughter who’s “daddy’s little girl,” we’re celebrating fathers, like Kelly, and all they do for their families.   As with all fathers, Kelly’s life changed when he became a parent. But in Kelly’s case, his infant daughter Trudence inspired him […]

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Success Stories

A Decades Long Family Promise Love Story

Diana and Shariff on The Steve Harvey Show

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Childhood friends Diana and Shariff first met at age 12 and later became one another’s first love. When they eventually returned to being good friends, they made a pact: If they were both single at age 40, they’d get married.  As young adults, they lost touch when Shariff moved to Florida while Diana remained in […]

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