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Voices of Family Promise

Tony McDade Offers His Perspective on Family Homelessnes

Thursday, December 13, 2018

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness.  These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and […]

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National News

Family Promise Helps Lily Return to Sesame Street

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lily, the shy, 7-year-old, fuchsia muppet who first appeared on Sesame Street in 2011, is back, thanks to a helping hand from Family Promise and a few other friends. Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, has launched a suite of online resources to help Family […]

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Affiliate News

Families Helping Families

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Family Promise graduates often    have a special bond with    the people – staff, volunteers, and other families – who    saw    them through a critical time.    For Family Promise of Lawrence (KS) graduates Sarah and Crystal, it was no different. They    came    with their families    to Family Promise around the same […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Reflections as My Board Service Comes to an End

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Katherine Dinsdale is a longtime board member of Family Promise of Lawrence (KS).  Her term is ending and she took the time to share her reflections on her time spent as a trustee of this dynamic Affiliate.  She captures the essence of volunteering for Family Promise—its challenges, its rewards, and the lasting impact it will […]

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National News

The Eviction Crisis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Family homelessness is an American crisis: 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in the United States.  The causes of family homelessness have a simple determinant—incomes have not kept pace with housing costs.    Since 1960, rents nationwide have risen by 61% while renters’ average incomes have only increased by 5%.    Low income families […]

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National News

Rev. Dr. William Barber II Will Keynote Family Promise National Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring his call for a national “moral revival” to the    Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13, 2019, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social justice advocates and engaging speakers of our times.  Civil rights […]

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National News

Leading Voice on Homelessness Joins Family Promise Board

Monday, November 19, 2018

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness, continues to    expand entering our    fourth decade of transformative work.     We are proud to announce that    Dr. Robert    Marbut    Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Dr.  […]

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Affiliate News

Moving Mountains for Family Promise

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

For avid hiker and outdoorsman Jon    Mitovich, the sky’s the limit    when it comes to    battling family    homelessness.   Over 40 years,    Mitovich    has climbed most of the mountains   in    Colorado and    his home state of New Mexico,    as well as    Washington’s Mt. Rainier.    All […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Charities Should Pay Themselves First

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Family Promise Chief Operating Officer Sandy Miniutti recalls a lesson from her father that charities should adopt today.  As a child, I remember my father often saying to me in his deep, authoritarian voice, “Hey kid, always pay yourself first.” What he meant by that was to be sure to put money away for a rainy […]

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National News

The Family Promise Digital Annual Impact Report is Live

Monday, November 5, 2018

Our Digital Annual Impact Report features videos, infographics, and stories that explore how we’re combating  family homelessness nationwide. Be sure to click on the pulsing stars throughout to check out all the report has to offer.

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