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Family Promise Announces and Celebrates 2021 Board of Trustees

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Thursday, January 14, 2021

Addition of New Board Member Betsy Bernard Betsy Bernard of Bonita Springs, FL, and Harding Township, NJ, has joined Family Promise National’s board of trustees. Bernard is the owner/director of LEAP Guarantor, a lease guarantor service, and former president of AT&T. Her significant board experience spans two decades and includes a tenure as board chair […]

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Advocacy Roundup: Looking Toward the Future as the COVID-19 Crisis Continues

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Wednesday, January 6, 2021

2020 was a year of uncertainty. COVID-19 and the resulting economic recession have worsened the country’s already devastating homelessness crisis. As the new year kicks off, here are the advocacy efforts we are prioritizing in 2021. Update on COVID Relief Legislation On December 27th, President Trump signed the long-awaited Coronavirus Response Bill that includes a […]

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Belk Provides Essential Support to Family Promise Affiliates Across the South in 2020

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Tuesday, December 29, 2020

Over a half-million dollars of support provided to prevent and address family homelessness Belk, the southern department store chain, donated over $550,000 for Family Promise in 2020. These funds were raised by customers as part of Belk’s Charity Day Sales, in addition to the more than $1 million in support that Belk has provided to […]

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Paul Feig, Director of ‘Bridesmaids’ and Founder of Artingstall’s Gin, Highlights Family Promise During Watch Party

Tuesday, October 6, 2020

  September 24th was a night of laughs, behind-the-scenes stories, and delicious cocktails, but Paul Feig’s Quarantine Cocktails and Bridesmaids Watch Party was also a night of raising awareness about family homelessness. Over 720 viewers tuned into the virtual event to learn how to make cocktails featuring Paul’s Artingstall’s Brilliant London Dry Gin and collectively […]

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The Summer Surge of Homelessness

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Monday, August 3, 2020

As summer arrives and temperatures soar, so do the number of families experiencing homelessness in the U.S. Shelters see great need in winter when people seek protection from the elements. But shelters nationwide report a “summer surge” when applications increase by as much as 25 percent. Overcrowding and utility bills For families doubled up with […]

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Help Us Advocate for Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Family Stabilization Act

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Friday, July 24, 2020

The Emergency Family Stabilization Act At Family Promise, we know that in communities across the United States, the Coronavirus has made achieving stability even harder for families experiencing homelessness. Low-income families have been some of the hardest hit by unemployment, loss of childcare, and food insecurity. As part of our efforts to combat this, we […]

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Family Promise’s Response to Letter from NJ Lawmakers on Continuum of Care Awards

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Friday, June 26, 2020

On June 18, Senator Cory Booker and Representative Mikie Sherrill sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to ease application requirements for key housing programs during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a response from Family Promise’s West Regional Director, Stacy Pollard. You can view the letter from Senator Booker and Representative Sherrill here. Thank […]

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Night Without a Bed Makes a Lasting Impression

Participants in Night Without a Bed

Friday, June 26, 2020

Hundreds of people across the country went to sleep on June 20 without a bed…on purpose. Participants in Family Promise’s Night Without a Bed campaign slept anywhere except their beds – sofas, tents, sleeping bags on the floor, in their cars – to raise support and awareness for the crisis of family homelessness. Nearly 30 […]

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Family Promise Volunteer Appears on Jeopardy!

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Thursday, June 18, 2020

“What is…Family Promise?” That would be the answer to Paul Trifiletti’s description of his volunteer work during contestant introductions on an episode of the popular tv quiz game show Jeopardy! in March. When asked about his volunteerism, Trifiletti described his work with Family Promise of Athens, GA. Show host Alex Trebek summed up Trifiletti’s comments […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

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Wednesday, June 17, 2020

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION INDUCTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS IN EARLY 2020 SUMMIT, NJ – June 17, 2020– Earlier this year, Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees. Alex English – Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (‘91), Retired Professional Basketball Player & Assistant Coach, Advocate Linda Henry […]

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