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Five Years Since Entering the Shelter Program, Kat Lilley Reflects

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Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Each anniversary of entering Family Promise’s shelter program, Kat Lilley takes time to reflect, to cry, and grieve with the woman and mother she was that night. Five years ago, I cried myself to sleep in a large Sunday School room, in the basement of a local church. I cried uncontrollably, while my six children […]

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Little Steps Make a Big Difference

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Friday, August 3, 2018

It’s difficult to     raise a family    together when you’re split between    two households, but that’s exactly what    Danielle and Chris    were forced to do    when Chris lost his job    and the family lost    its    home.    After two months    of    living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ home and Chris with his […]

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Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively empower families. Jackson Lewis will provide guidance for Affiliate personnel and HR […]

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Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

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Monday, July 23, 2018

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the article, as was SchoolHouse Connection […]

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From our CEO: Attending the Housing, Not Handcuffs Conference and Advocating for #HCYA

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Friday, July 13, 2018

In the mid 1980s several heroes of the fight against homelessness emerged. One of them was our founder, Karen Olson. Another was Maria    Foscarinis, who was an architect of the McKinney-Vento Act, the most important legislation relating to homelessness ever written. Each year, Maria’s organization—the National Law Center on    Homelessness and Poverty    (NLCHP)—hosts a […]

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Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

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 many others […]

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Success Stories

Family Promise Bridges the Gap between America’s Dairyland and the land of Mardi Gras

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Monday, July 9, 2018

Every day,   Family Promise   Affiliates make    a difference in the lives of    local    children and    their parents. But sometimes the    Family Promise “family”    bridges many miles. All it took was one late rent check for James, Nadine, and their two young children to lose their apartment.   Although    the […]

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The Power of Knowledge

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Monday, June 18, 2018

Single mom Tiffanie has always believed education is the key to the future, even setting an example for her four children by enrolling in a nurse assistant certification program. But as a student with no reliable income, when she lost her home after a divorce she and her children, ages 5 – 13, moved between […]

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Father and son rebuild their life after nearly falling into homelessness

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Thursday, June 14, 2018

Working an unpredictable stream of odd jobs in merchandising for the entertainment industry, John was often on the road. He traveled to sporting events, concerts — any venue where he saw an opportunity to make money. But when he received sole custody of his young son DJ after his divorce, he realized he couldn’t maintain that irregular […]

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Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Children are our future, as the song goes, but, thanks to Houses for Change, concerned kids nationwide are also having a real impact on family homelessness today.  This month, Family Promise celebrated the 500th sale of Houses for Change collection boxes, an arts and crafts project aimed at engaging children of all ages—kids with homes […]

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