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Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic policy has on housing and […]

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Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

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Friday, April 20, 2018

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick Vicens, worked with her mother […]

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Affiliate News-Spring 2018

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Wednesday, April 18, 2018

F is for Family…but this spring in Las Vegas it also stands for Friends. On March 2, children from Family Promise of Las Vegas (FPLV) were visited by their Sesame Street friends, Elmo and Abby Cadabby, as part of the Sesame Street: F is for Friends mall tour.  When Sesame Street reached out to Terry […]

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Family Promise Celebrates 30th Anniversary: October 19th Gala Honors Longtime Board Member Robert J. Hugin


Monday, April 16, 2018

Family Promise will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding in Summit, New Jersey, with an October 19th   gala honoring longtime board member Robert J. Hugin.  The event will be chaired by Angela and Jeffrey Schroeder and Amy and Carmine Di Sibio. Family Promise was founded 30 years ago on the belief that Americans are […]

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Family Promise Partners with KaBOOM! to Bring Play to Kids


Thursday, April 12, 2018

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness and low-income families, is proud to partner with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play so they can thrive.  The partnership will focus on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! […]

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Family Promise Heads to Sesame Street


Friday, April 6, 2018

2018 marks the 50th year since Sesame Street first came on the air. When it launched, it was a remarkable departure from typical children’s fare. It was educational, it was fun, it addressed real-life issues. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the rest of the crew became A-list celebrities for children across the world.   […]

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Family Promise Hosting a Garden Party in Summit


Thursday, March 29, 2018

Family Promise will host our first Garden of Hope Party at Reeves-Reed Arboretum on May 10, 2018 from 12-2 p.m. Guests will have the opportunity to hear from Family Promise founder Karen Olson, and from a graduate guest who published a book while in the shelter program in Union County. “Karen’s story demonstrates the power […]

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Success Stories

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Friday, March 23, 2018

Given a hypothetical situation, people may speculate about what treasured personal items they’d save from a burning building, but Maya and her family didn’t have the luxury of making those choices when a devastating fire destroyed their home. The only possessions spared were items they’d left in their car when they came to Family Promise […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Margo Greenfield, Family Promise Volunteer and Donor


Thursday, March 22, 2018

Margo Greenfield is a longtime supporter of Family Promise.  She and her family have been volunteering with the Union County program for years and, as a member of the Promise Guild, Margo donates to the organization on a monthly basis.  We asked her to share with the community her thoughts on Family Promise and why […]

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Charity Navigator Awards Family Promise Top Rating for Fifth Consecutive Year

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Friday, March 9, 2018

Family Promise has once again been awarded Charity Navigator’s coveted 4-star rating, signifying strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency.  This marks five consecutive  years Family Promise has earned this top distinction from America’s largest independent charity evaluator. Michael Thatcher, Charity Navigator’s President and CEO, said, “Attaining a 4-star rating sets Family Promise […]

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