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National News · The Latest

When Veterans Still Face Battles

David and his family

Monday, November 11, 2019

Homelessness isn’t selective. For more than 30 years, Family Promise has seen families from all backgrounds and regions of the country struggle with housing crises. That includes military veterans, who comprise more than ten percent of the homeless population in the U.S. Grateful Dad Disabled veteran David and his three children were living out of […]

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News

Boon Supply and Family Promise: Two Gifts in One

A gift

Friday, November 8, 2019

During this season of holiday gift-giving – and all year long – you can double the impact of your gifts. With products for the home and life on the go, Boon Supply, an online retail company that partners with nonprofits to make a difference in communities across the country, offers a unique and fun way […]

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Press Releases · The Latest

A Night of Giving

Attendees of A Night of Giving

Tuesday, November 5, 2019

It was an evening of celebration and giving at Summit House last Friday night. Guests packed the house for Family Promise’s “Night of Giving” gala, the festive culmination of the organization’s first-ever national Giving Day on Friday, October 25. The event was sponsored by more than a dozen local and national organizations, including 20 Gates, […]

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The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Compassion Grows out of Tragedy

Monday, November 4, 2019

Last year, on October 27, 2018, an armed gunman entered the Tree of Life Congregation in Pittsburgh, PA, and began firing on worshippers. Eleven people lost their lives that day, and six more were injured. Rabbi Avi Friedman of Congregation Ohr Shalom in Summit, NJ, one of Family Promise Union County’s emergency shelter host sites, […]

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National News · The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Racing Against Homelessness

Jake and Roberta at the race

Friday, November 1, 2019

Jake Samuels and his mom, Roberta, love to run and always imagined racing side by side one day. It was Family Promise that finally brought their track shoes together when the mother-son duo ran the “Autumn Georgetown 5K and Half” in Washington, D.C., this fall to raise funds and awareness for families battling homelessness. “I’m […]

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National News

Avocado Green Mattress: A New Lease on Life Brings a Good Night’s Sleep

a teddy bear on a mattress

Friday, November 1, 2019

At some point, every parent faces the challenge of getting children to keep their rooms neat. But single mom Katherine doesn’t have that problem – her ten-year-old daughter is excited about cleaning her room. That’s because until recently she didn’t have one. Ten years ago, when Katherine encountered financial struggles, she didn’t have any budgeting experience and the family lost their apartment. She and her two […]

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National News

Family Promise Week Recognized by NJ Government Officials

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Cory Booker Recognize Family Promise Week 2019. This week, October 20th through October 27th is Family Promise week! Family Promise is thankful to our New Jersey government officials for recognizing and supporting our efforts to raise awareness in the fight against family homelessness. You can view letters from Governor Phil […]

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The Latest

Family Promise Celebrates National Make a Dog’s Day!

Dog

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For National Make a Dog’s Day, we’re celebrating our partnership with PetSmart Charities: Pets with a Promise Nearly 70 percent of American households own at least one pet, and most pet owners consider these furry, feathered, or scaled critters members of the family. Families testify to the joy pets bring to their lives. But for […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

#FPGives19: After a water main break left their home condemned, Family Promise stepped in

Sonya and her family

Monday, October 21, 2019

Water is what drove Sonya and her two children out of their home. When their house was flooded by a city water main break, Sonya immediately reached out to the local authorities for assistance but was frustrated by the lack of response. Unable to stay in their home, the family lived in transitional housing at […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

#FPGives19: “Family Promise gave us more than just money for rent”

The Shaw Family

Thursday, October 17, 2019

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family was unable to afford rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became part of their conversation as the family worried about their future. Family Promise of Brevard (FL) […]

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