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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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Success Stories · The Latest

Father and son rebuild their life after nearly falling into homelessness

John Bose

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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National News · The Latest

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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National News · The Latest

Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

Friday, May 25, 2018

Family Promise, the leading nonprofit    engaging communities across the country    to address family homelessness,    continues to evolve as it celebrates 30 years transforming lives    and empowering families    as a national organization.  That change starts at the top, and Family Promise recently announced several leadership changes to their National Board of […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers appears on Jeff Olivet’s Changing the Conversation podcast

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Monday, May 21, 2018

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers speaks with Jeff Olivet about Family Promise’s work engaging communities to support families experiencing homelessness and how the Bassuk Center partnership will inform and strengthen those efforts.  

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National News

National Leaders on Homelessness Join Forces

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Monday, May 21, 2018

  Family Promise and    The    Bassuk    Center    on    Homeless    and Vulnerable Children &    Youth proudly announce a new partnership to address    the critical issue    of family homelessness.  The two organizations are joining forces with other direct service providers, forming a National Network to End Family Homelessness, consisting […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Volunteer Spotlight: Leonard Prentice

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Friday, May 18, 2018

  Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. Prentice, as he is known in his community, was homeless himself for 40 years prior to securing stable housing in Summit just two years […]

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National News

Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

CEO Claas Ehlers addresses the crowd.

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met to hear firsthand how Family […]

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Affiliate News

$25,000 Grant from Central Presbyterian Church Boosts Family Promise Volunteerism

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Thursday, May 10, 2018

  SUMMIT, NJ—A $25,000 grant from the Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church is helping local volunteers participate in Family Promise’s effort to prevent homelessness and to shelter and stabilize families who lose housing. Central Presbyterian Church is part of a local network of 37 congregations and more than 1,500 community members […]

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Voices of Family Promise

From our CEO: The Promise of Micro-Entrepreneurship

Plenary session with former Massachusetts Governor Deval Partick, Detroit mayor Mike Duggan, and Janis Bowdler, President of the JPMorgan Chase Foundation

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

According to a study from Oxford University, by 2030, 47% of all jobs will be threatened by automation. This was one of many startling observations shared at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference last week in Detroit.  More than 600 people involved in the future of enterprise gathered to engage with a diverse group of […]

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