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Sen. Cory Booker, Family Promise Fight Unfair Tenant Blacklisting Practices

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Friday, July 21, 2017

  Time is running out for Ada Lopez.   Ada has always been an attentive mother to her two teen-aged daughters and a hard worker—until recently, she held two jobs to support her family.  But last year she became sick and unable to work.  When she couldn’t meet her bills, she lost her apartment, eventually […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Meg Zucker, Founder, Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It, “A Chance to Be Heard”

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Wednesday, July 19, 2017

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a not-for-profit organization that works to advance understanding, tolerance and mutual respect for people’s differences. Inspired by the theme, “The things that make me different, make me, me,” DHIFI encourages people who possess any type of difference, whether blatant or invisible, to flaunt and ultimately celebrate what makes […]

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Success Stories

Home is Where You Find It

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Friday, July 7, 2017

Zac and Lasandra Clayton were living in Douglasville, Georgia, with their six young children in a house that was literally falling apart. The landlord refused to make repairs and their home became essentially uninhabitable. It was no place for children. Additionally, the neighborhood was beset with problems and the Claytons feared raising their family in […]

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Family Promise Partners with HUMI to House Families

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Monday, July 3, 2017

Family Promise is proud to announce a partnership with Help Us Move In (HUMI), a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to fund and create programs helping families facing housing crises.  The model is based on the shared beliefs of the two organizations that a combination of case management, opportunity, and community can empower the […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Cary Bayless, Development and Marketing Director, Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, “Called to Community”

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Thursday, June 29, 2017

When I first moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, the beautiful trails of Lookout Mountain, the fish in the Tennessee River, and the hymns we paired with fiddle and guitar on Sundays made me feel at home. What made the feeling of Chattanooga as “home” permanent was not the natural beauty of the landscape or southern style […]

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Our Community Blog: Scott Rickert, Family Promise of Florence Board Member, “Host Week”

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Wednesday, May 31, 2017

I am writing this after our first Family Promise family left the church to move to their “new home for the week”, another church here in Florence.  Goodbye was hard, not just for the family, who asked our Affiliate’s Director if they could please stay, but for us, as well. Tears and waves goodbye were […]

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Family Promise Launches Program to Move Families to Home Ownership

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Tuesday, May 30, 2017

Family Promise proudly announces the launch of Partners in Housing, an innovative solution designed to assist families experiencing homelessness transition quickly to owning homes of their own.  With funding from the Tides Foundation, Family Promise is making three initial grants of $10,000 to Affiliates in Colorado Springs (CO), Gainesville (FL), and Anoka County (MN) to […]

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Family Promise Breakfast Celebrates the Power of Transformation

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Thursday, May 25, 2017

“We are here this morning not just to be INSPIRED but to be EMPOWERED.  Inspired by the people you will meet today and empowered to make a difference.”   With his opening remarks, Family Promise board member Martin Wise welcomed nearly 225 volunteers, supporters, and new friends to our annual Our Promise to Children breakfast […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Welcome Three New Affiliates to the Family!

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Wednesday, May 17, 2017

Family Promise of Central Connecticut opens as our first Affiliate in the Nutmeg State and brought their first family into the program on February 12th.  Their Executive Director is Don Carlson, who has spent over 20 years working in the Church World as a lay professional, primarily as a children and youth minister. In addressing […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Ending Family Homelessness: It Takes a Community

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Monday, May 15, 2017

Last year, one out of 30 children experienced an episode of homelessness.    That number is simply unacceptable.   Recently, two other numbers with profound implications on low-income families have been in the news.   That first one is $6 billion, the proposed reduction in the HUD budget.  This would be accomplished by eliminating the […]

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