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Partner Spotlight: Encore.org Releases New Gen2Gen Cities Report

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This is a guest blog post from our partners at Encore.org. It was originally published on their blog. View the original here.       Encore.org releases #Gen2Gen Cities, a guide to intergenerational strategies for public sector innovators seeking solutions to community challenges. Across the country, innovative city and county leaders see an aging population as […]

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Why I Volunteer: Linda Walker and Stacy McIntyre

Linda and Stacy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Family Promise is a family affair for Linda Walker and her daughter, Stacy McIntyre. Linda got involved with Family Promise’s flagship emergency shelter program in Union County, NJ, 30 years ago. From the beginning, she appreciated how each family’s unique needs were addressed. “Family Promise is willing to listen to families,” she says. “There’s no […]

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Harp Design Co. | Helping Sandy Create The Home of Her Dreams

Sandy and Ashley

Thursday, January 9, 2020

This post was written by and originally published on Harp Design Co.’s blog. You can view the original here. Meet Sandy and Ashley. Ten years ago, Sandy left her troubled marriage. Using what money she could scrape together, Sandy checked into a motel with her teenage daughter, Ashley. They were homeless for the next two […]

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Press Releases

Gainesville Family Achieves Dream of Homeownership | Clayton Homes & Family Promise

The Zovak-Ryan Family

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Partnership with Clayton Homes provides Gainesville family with housing support as they give back to community Gainesville, Fla. – December 17, 2019 – Family Promise and Clayton Homes hosted a ribbon cutting event to donate a new off-site built home to a local family who experienced homelessness. Rachael Ryan and Matthew Zovak, along with their […]

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Voices of Family Promise: Nathan Byrd, Assistant Director of Family Promise of Athens

Nathan Byrd

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and implement […]

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Success Stories

What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Amanda

Amanda and Maverick

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Amanda ever received was her son, Maverick, and her ability to give him a bright future. Amanda and her young son moved in and out of shelters before finding Family Promise. Although employed, a lack of reliable transportation made it difficult for Amanda to balance […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Ma’lia

Ma'lia and her family

Monday, December 30, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift Ma’lia has given is paying it forward by feeding others who have lost their homes. A single mother of three, Ma’lia worked 17 hours a day, but when a health crisis put her son in the hospital she had to take leave from work without pay, ultimately resulting in […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Marcus

Marcus and his parents

Friday, December 27, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Marcus and his family received was the car Family Promise secured for them. Marcus and his parents lived in a motel for six months before finding Family Promise. His parents were employed, but most of their paychecks went to motel bills. Family Promise kept the […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Naomi and Jeremy

Naomi and her kids

Monday, December 23, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Naomi and Jeremy’s greatest gift has been their family. When living arrangements fell through unexpectedly after relocating their family to a new state, Naomi, Jeremy, and their children alternated nights between a hotel room and their car. Unable to afford daycare, mom and dad scheduled work shifts so one parent was always home with […]

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National News

Money Moves to Make Before Year’s End

Coins in a jar

Friday, December 20, 2019

Time-sensitive tips for making the most of your money now and in the new year. As December 31st fast approaches, fourth-quarter financial moves can really pay off for 2020. J.R. Morrison, managing partner at BK Partners, says there are a number of things people can do now to save money in the coming year. Maximize […]

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