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Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Provides Funds to Western Affiliates

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Monday, September 18, 2017

Family Promise is pleased to announce that the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation has chosen seven Family Promise Affiliates to receive nearly $12,500 each to assist them in prevention and rapid re-housing efforts for the families they serve.  The Foundation is the charitable entity of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, which comprises member groups in the […]

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Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast over the next 24 hours. […]

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Our Community Blog: Terry Lindemann, Director, Family Promise of Las Vegas, “Compassion — More than a Platitude”

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Monday, September 11, 2017

My journey with “compassion” began at the age of five when my family crumbled and my sisters and I became wards of the State of California. A snapshot stored in the corner of my mind: a woman clad in stockings with a line up the back, blue shoes, too tall for me to see her […]

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Gulf Coast Affiliates Persevere Through Hurricane Harvey

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday, dropping more than 50 inches of rain and buffeting Houston and the surrounding area with winds topping 130 mph.  The storm has officially been blamed for 46 deaths, with the total sure to rise, and nearly 35,000 people have been driven from their homes […]

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Our Community Blog: Jadyn Fauconier-Herry, Intern, “Growing Up with Family Promise”

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Thursday, August 24, 2017

When I first volunteered with Family Promise I was about nine years old, barely older than the children of the guests staying with my family’s congregation. At such a young age “volunteering” meant tagging along with my mom to stay over when our church hosted families, eating dinner with them, playing with the younger kids, […]

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Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented Family Promise in advocating for […]

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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Lion of Faith”

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Tuesday, August 15, 2017

Thirty-two years ago, a Lutheran pastor in a suburban New Jersey town opened his church to a meeting for nearly 200 of his neighbors, people of all different faiths and backgrounds. Led by Karen Olson, they were united in their desire to address a new and troubling development: families becoming homeless. They did not know […]

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Family Promise Semi-finalist for $50,000 Prize

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Tuesday, August 8, 2017

Encore.org today announced that Family Promise is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, a national competition that will award $50,000 each to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over the age of 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth.   Family Promise was selected […]

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Affiliate News-Summer 2017

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Friday, August 4, 2017

Dialing 207…Maine is not exactly the first place that comes to mind as a sanctuary for immigrants.  But, recently, Portland has actually become something of an immigration hub.  Unfortunately, there is a lack of affordable housing for the new residents.  Factor  in the 186 children that were identified as homeless this year in the Portland […]

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Our Community Blog: Tiger Cass, National Board Member, “A Learning Experience”

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Tuesday, August 1, 2017

My thirteen-year-old son and I were hosts one night at our congregation, serving meals to two families, and playing with the children. One of the moms came over to me and asked if there was a room where she could just sit down and watch TV. She wanted to watch the news, find out what […]

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