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Introducing Family Promise Giving Day!

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Monday, September 16, 2019

We are excited to announce that on October 25, Family Promise will host its first-ever Family Promise Giving Day! Family Promise National will come together with our Affiliates on October 25 in an effort to raise funds and awareness to fight family homelessness across the nation. Having a strong safety net can often make the […]

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HUD is Undercounting the Homeless Children in America

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Wednesday, September 11, 2019

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and implement […]

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Family Promise earns 7th consecutive top rating from Charity Navigator

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Tuesday, September 10, 2019

SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting family homelessness, has earned its 7th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The rating, which is Charity Navigator’s highest designation, was awarded to Family Promise because of the organization’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. Only 6% of the nonprofits […]

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Fighting the Impact of Child Homelessness

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Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Homelessness has a grave impact on children. Statistics show children who experience homelessness are more likely to be placed in special education programs, repeat a grade, and become depressed, anxious, or suicidal. Nearly half of these children drop out of school at least once. That’s why Family Promise has partnered with multiple child-focused organizations to […]

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Family Promise Adds to the National Board of Trustees

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Tuesday, April 30, 2019

As Family Promise enters its fourth decade of transformative work this year, the organization continues to expand its scope and impact. What began in 1988 as a local response for families in crisis developed into a national movement involving 200 communities in 43 states. By the year 2020, Family Promise will have served approximately one […]

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350+ Attend Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio

Thursday, April 18, 2019

Members of our Guest Advisory Council attend a line dancing night at the Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Last week, more than 350 advocates for children and families from Family Promise Affiliates and partners gathered at the Family Promise National Conference just steps from the Alamo in San Antonio, Texas. Participants attended […]

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Family Promise Rates Four Stars…Again

Monday, February 11, 2019

There are nearly 1.5 million public charities registered in the United States. To be rated by Charity Navigator, an organization must, among other criteria, have generated at least $1 million in revenue for two consecutive years and been in existence for at least seven years. Their criteria lower the total to a much more selective […]

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Belk Shares the Love with Family Promise

Wednesday, February 6, 2019

Belk is helping us transform the lives of southern families experiencing homelessness.

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Girl Scouts Offers New Opportunities For Girls Experiencing Homelessness

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Thursday, January 31, 2019

This innovative Girl Scout troop is giving girls in the Family Promise program the chance to thrive.

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Family Promise Helps Lily Return to Sesame Street

Thursday, December 13, 2018

Lily, the shy, 7-year-old, fuchsia muppet who first appeared on Sesame Street in 2011, is back, thanks to a helping hand from Family Promise and a few other friends. Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, has launched a suite of online resources to help Family […]

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