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Families at Risk of Homelessness Are Hardest Hit by COVID-19 

Family Promise Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A message from Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers on COVID-19 SUMMIT, NJ—With the outbreak of COVID-19, we face an unprecedented challenge in this country. There is a lot we do not know, but there are some elements we can be sure of as they relate to families who are housing unstable, experiencing homelessness, or at […]

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Child Homelessness, Then and Now

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Child homelessness is not decreasing. 2.5 million kids will experience homelessness in 2020 while 1 in 16 kids under the age of 6 will find themselves without a home. Scroll through the slideshow below to view how the number of school-age children experiencing homelessness has changed since 2009. Our aspiration is to change the future […]

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Family Promise CEO Presents Keynote at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Claas Ehlers speaks at the NY Fed

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers gave the keynote address at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s panel on youth poverty in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last week. Ehlers kickstarted the event by shining a light on the extent of youth poverty in the United States. “The poverty rate for children in the […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Nonprofit organization wraps up 2019 by inducting new members to Board of Trustees  SUMMIT, NJ – January 30, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, ended the decade by welcoming the following three new members to its Board of Trustees. Sarah Bird – Community Leader and Former Partner at Hewitt Associates, Susan […]

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Money Moves to Make Before Year’s End

Coins in a jar

Friday, December 20, 2019

Time-sensitive tips for making the most of your money now and in the new year. As December 31st fast approaches, fourth-quarter financial moves can really pay off for 2020. J.R. Morrison, managing partner at BK Partners, says there are a number of things people can do now to save money in the coming year. Maximize […]

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When Veterans Still Face Battles

David and his family

Monday, November 11, 2019

Homelessness isn’t selective. For more than 30 years, Family Promise has seen families from all backgrounds and regions of the country struggle with housing crises. That includes military veterans, who comprise more than ten percent of the homeless population in the U.S. Grateful Dad Disabled veteran David and his three children were living out of […]

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Racing Against Homelessness

Jake and Roberta at the race

Friday, November 1, 2019

Jake Samuels and his mom, Roberta, love to run and always imagined racing side by side one day. It was Family Promise that finally brought their track shoes together when the mother-son duo ran the “Autumn Georgetown 5K and Half” in Washington, D.C., this fall to raise funds and awareness for families battling homelessness. “I’m […]

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Avocado Green Mattress: A New Lease on Life Brings a Good Night’s Sleep

a teddy bear on a mattress

Friday, November 1, 2019

At some point, every parent faces the challenge of getting children to keep their rooms neat. But single mom Katherine doesn’t have that problem her ten-year-old daughter is excited about cleaning her room. That’s because until recently she didn’t have one. Ten years ago, when Katherine encountered financial struggles, she didn’t have any budgeting experience and the family lost their apartment. She and her two […]

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Family Promise Week Recognized by NJ Government Officials

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Cory Booker Recognize Family Promise Week 2019. This week, October 20th through October 27th is Family Promise week! Family Promise is thankful to our New Jersey government officials for recognizing and supporting our efforts to raise awareness in the fight against family homelessness. You can view letters from Governor Phil […]

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Family Promise to Host First-Ever Giving Day Event

Giving Day

Friday, October 11, 2019

Family Promise aims to raise $1 million in 24 hours during Giving Day Event SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – This October, Family Promise Affiliates across the country will participate in Family Promise’s first Giving Day, a one-day online event to raise awareness of Family Promise and the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S. “We’re […]

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