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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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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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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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Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

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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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Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

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Friday, May 4, 2018

    Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, FP-UC offered more than 200 attendees wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods. A grant from Overlook Foundation enabled […]

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Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic policy has on housing and […]

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Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

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Friday, April 20, 2018

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick Vicens, worked with her mother […]

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Family Promise Celebrates 30th Anniversary: October 19th Gala Honors Longtime Board Member Robert J. Hugin

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Monday, April 16, 2018

Family Promise will celebrate the 30th anniversary of its founding in Summit, New Jersey, with an October 19th   gala honoring longtime board member Robert J. Hugin.  The event will be chaired by Angela and Jeffrey Schroeder and Amy and Carmine Di Sibio. Family Promise was founded 30 years ago on the belief that Americans are […]

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Family Promise Partners with KaBOOM! to Bring Play to Kids

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Thursday, April 12, 2018

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness and low-income families, is proud to partner with KaBOOM!, the national nonprofit dedicated to giving all kids the childhood they deserve, filled with balanced and active play so they can thrive.  The partnership will focus on creating opportunities for Family Promise Affiliates to bring KaBOOM! […]

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Family Promise Heads to Sesame Street

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Friday, April 6, 2018

2018 marks the 50th year since Sesame Street first came on the air. When it launched, it was a remarkable departure from typical children’s fare. It was educational, it was fun, it addressed real-life issues. Big Bird, Cookie Monster, Elmo and the rest of the crew became A-list celebrities for children across the world.   […]

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