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Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Expand Partnership’s Scope

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit providing comprehensive services and support for families experiencing homelessness, and Woodforest National Bank, one of the nation’s strongest community banks with more than 740 branches across 17 states, announced they are expanding their three-year-old partnership to provide more financial opportunities for the families they serve. In 2014, Family Promise […]

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New Leadership Titles Reflect Family Promise’s Growth

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As a reflection of the growth and national scope of Family Promise, the Family Promise board announced title changes for two of our leaders at our national conference in Washington, DC, in October.  President Claas Ehlers was named Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development Cara Bradshaw was named Chief Impact Officer. Family Promise has […]

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Family Promise Gala Brings the Roaring Twenties to Summit

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Flappers and fedoras were the order of the evening as Family Promise hosted its annual Fall Fling at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 3.  145 guests attended the Twenties-themed event in support of our mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into sustainable independence. Nadim Ahmed, President of the Hematology & Oncology […]

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Our Community Blog: Charles Price, National Family Promise Flaunt Essay Winner

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Friday, November 3, 2017

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a nonprofit working 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 them unique. […]

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Union County Says “Thanks”

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Friday, October 27, 2017

On Sunday, October 22, more than 100 Family Promise Union County volunteers and graduate guests of the Family Promise-Union County shelter program came together to celebrate their successes. Over lunch at the Grand Summit Hotel, former guests thanked their volunteer hosts for providing them home-cooked meals, safe places to sleep, listening ears, and non-judgmental advice […]

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15th Family Promise National Conference Celebrates Change

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Family Promise leaders from Juneau to Jacksonville, from Portland to Pearl Harbor, came to our nation’s capital for the 15th  Annual Family Promise  Conference. The theme was United We Serve, but as Family Promise’s CEO Claas Ehlers pointed out, it could just as easily have been United We Change. “Being the national leader matters,” said […]

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Leaders Show Up

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Family Promise was formed thirty years ago around the idea of providing shelter and hospitality to families in need, but we have grown into so much more.  As the national leader in the fight against family homelessness, Family Promise recognizes that we have a responsibility to inform national policy that impacts our families and our […]

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Our Community Blog: Lindsay Moore, Executive Director, FP of Genesee County, “We ARE Family”

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Wednesday, October 18, 2017

  The 15th Annual Family Promise National Conference, in D.C., empowered, encouraged and engaged. Since our Affiliate opened in 2014, I have attended 3 conferences and I always come away with renewed excitement. This year’s theme, United We Serve, spoke directly to what we do every day, whether you’re in a corner office with windows […]

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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Meet Me in DC”

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Tuesday, September 26, 2017

I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since our first conference. I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was held in Cincinnati, Ohio and we called it “A Time To Share”.  Little did I know how profound that would be, because that sense of community has only grown over time and continues to today.  […]

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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy Officer for Disqus, a worldwide […]

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