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SelectQuote Volunteers at Family Promise of Lawrence County

Thursday, April 22, 2021

April 18 – April 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week. At Family Promise, none of what we do would be possible without the support of our volunteers. Working alongside the individuals Family Promise serves,  volunteers are the backbone of Family Promise’s work and the reason the organization has been able to continue to grow and […]

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10 Stats That Show How COVID-19 Has Worsened Housing Inequality

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Monday, April 19, 2021

2020 was a year of uncertainty and stress for all of us. The pandemic brought with it a long list of new issues and exacerbated existing ones, with housing inequality near the top of the list. With the rise in unemployment and the toll of COVID-19 on many people’s health, the nation’s housing crisis has […]

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Family Promise Giving Day Will Raise Awareness and Funds to Keep Low-Income Families Housed

Thursday, April 15, 2021

National Organization Sees Increase in Number of U.S. Families Experiencing Homelessness Summit, New Jersey, April 21, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, has seen an increase in families seeking assistance since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic. In response to this, the organization is joining forces […]

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Family Promise One of Only 71 Nonprofits in the United States to Earn a Perfect Score from Charity Navigator

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Monday, April 12, 2021

The 100-point score gives the organization its eighth consecutive 4-star rating. SUMMIT, NJ – April 12, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting to end family homelessness, has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time that Family Promise has achieved this distinction, […]

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How HUD Can Best Serve Families Through the American Rescue Plan Act

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Monday, April 12, 2021

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Family Promise joined First Focus on Children, the National Network for Youth, and SchoolHouse Connection in providing recommendations for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidance for homelessness assistance, supportive services, and emergency rental vouchers included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). The letter addressed to Secretary […]

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Family Promise ROI: The Impact of Your Investment

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Friday, April 9, 2021

Summit, NJ – On Wednesday, March 24 and Monday, March 29, 2021, Family Promise hosted a virtual town hall discussing the impact of the global health pandemic on the landscape of family homelessness, the work Family Promise does, and how donor support for families battling homelessness is changing the way Family Promise addresses this crisis. […]

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Lessons in Success: Student-Tutors Help Kids Struggling with Remote Learning and Homelessness

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. But math is just one of the trials the fourth-grader has confronted. Years ago, his family faced homelessness and entered the shelter program at Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ. His mom Roneeka received job search assistance, found employment and the family moved into their own home. Now, […]

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Prevention: Another Solution to Homelessness

A Future Begins at Home

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Family Promise’s     A Future Begins at Home program, funded in part by Innovation Grants made possible by generous donors, is a heavyweight in the arena of homelessness prevention and shelter diversion. The program helps families in crisis avoid the trauma of homelessness […]

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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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