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Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Expand Partnership’s Scope

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Friday, November 17, 2017

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit providing comprehensive services and support for families experiencing homelessness, and Woodforest National Bank, one of the nation’s strongest community banks with more than 740 branches across 17 states, announced they are expanding their three-year-old partnership to provide more financial opportunities for the families they serve. In 2014, Family Promise […]

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New Leadership Titles Reflect Family Promise’s Growth

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Wednesday, November 15, 2017

As a reflection of the growth and national scope of Family Promise, the Family Promise board announced title changes for two of our leaders at our national conference in Washington, DC, in October.  President Claas Ehlers was named Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development Cara Bradshaw was named Chief Impact Officer. Family Promise has […]

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Family Promise Gala Brings the Roaring Twenties to Summit

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Monday, November 13, 2017

Flappers and fedoras were the order of the evening as Family Promise hosted its annual Fall Fling at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 3.  145 guests attended the Twenties-themed event which raised more than $280,000 in support of our mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into sustainable independence. Nadim Ahmed, President […]

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15th Family Promise National Conference Celebrates Change

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Family Promise leaders from Juneau to Jacksonville, from Portland to Pearl Harbor, came to our nation’s capital for the 15th  Annual Family Promise  Conference. The theme was United We Serve, but as Family Promise’s CEO Claas Ehlers pointed out, it could just as easily have been United We Change. “Being the national leader matters,” said […]

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Leaders Show Up

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Friday, October 27, 2017

Family Promise was formed thirty years ago around the idea of providing shelter and hospitality to families in need, but we have grown into so much more.  As the national leader in the fight against family homelessness, Family Promise recognizes that we have a responsibility to inform national policy that impacts our families and our […]

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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

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Monday, September 25, 2017

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy Officer for Disqus, a worldwide […]

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Karen Olson Tours Harvey Damage

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Thursday, September 21, 2017

The devastating power of Hurricane Harvey affected the entire Family Promise community in the Affiliates touched by the storm.  Guest families, staff, board members, volunteers—all had their lives changed to some degree, some profoundly.  Congregations were flooded, possessions destroyed, homes lost, many families relocated.  We continue to offer our thoughts and support to all along […]

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Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

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Wednesday, September 13, 2017

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast over the next 24 hours. […]

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Gulf Coast Affiliates Persevere Through Hurricane Harvey

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Friday, September 1, 2017

Hurricane Harvey made landfall along the Texas Gulf Coast last Friday, dropping more than 50 inches of rain and buffeting Houston and the surrounding area with winds topping 130 mph.  The storm has officially been blamed for 46 deaths, with the total sure to rise, and nearly 35,000 people have been driven from their homes […]

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Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

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Wednesday, August 16, 2017

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented Family Promise in advocating for […]

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