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Battling Family Homelessness with Haircuts

Prince

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Prince was three when his big sister Aneshia was diagnosed with cancer. At a loss for how to help his sister, he decided to grow his hair. In the middle of this crisis, the Union County family lost their home. Statistics show homelessness is especially traumatic for children – they’re more likely to be placed […]

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Family Promise Union County Workshops Ensure Ongoing Stability

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The necessary combination of life skills that ensure a family’s lasting independence after homelessness prompted Family Promise Union County (NJ) to develop a series of educational workshops that will offer families the opportunity to develop and hone skills critical to long-term success. Classes range from practical skills for parents – basic home repairs, budgeting, good […]

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Board Member Turns Learning into Action

David Annett and his family

Monday, June 17, 2019

Family Promise board member David Annett believes the experiences we have early in life affect the paths we later choose. As a child, he volunteered with his family at the Family Promise Affiliate in Cincinnati, OH. At the time, he was too young to understand the circumstances of the families in the program. But his […]

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From Homeless to Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 21, 2018

 Our newest corporate partner, Clayton Homes, worked with Family Promise and our New Braunfels Affiliate in Texas to make sure a deserving family would have a home for the holidays.  The DePaz family lost their family-owned roadside assistance business and soon found themselves without housing.  Here is their story, as shared on Clayton’s blog: […]

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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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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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Changing Lives One Laptop at a Time

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Families experiencing homelessness are   what prompted    Denver, CO    high school student Angela Foote    to really think about    the power of technology. Angela, who    grew up volunteering for Family Promise of Greater Denver,    witnessed firsthand the impact of homelessness on    teenagers    and    noticed one    of the […]

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Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) Makes Sustainable Re-Housing a Reality

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ—A security deposit    can be the difference between a family remaining in shelter and empowering them to independence in their own home.  Assistance with rental payments can keep a family in their home and avoid a fall into homelessness.  A group of engaged volunteers    collecting and moving donated furniture    can help […]

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

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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Junior League of Summit Helps Family Promise Teach Healthy Habits

Friday, May 4, 2018

This spring the Junior League of Summit awarded a $7,500 grant to Family Promise to support initiatives to address food insufficiency.   These efforts include the “Better Food Bag” Project, nutrition counseling and education for Family Promise guests, food gift cards, a food pantry for Family Promise graduates and community members, and health and nutrition education […]

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