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A National Partnership Creates Housing Opportunities for Families

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Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Family    Promise and    the National Association of Realtors®    (NAR)    recently    announced    the launch    of    Keys to Good Tenancy, a responsive curriculum    that provides families    with    the knowledge and skills to be good tenants.  The curriculum prepares    new renters    for tenancy by addressing a […]

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Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

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Friday, August 3, 2018

Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively empower families. Jackson Lewis will provide guidance for Affiliate personnel and HR […]

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Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

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Monday, July 23, 2018

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the article, as was SchoolHouse Connection […]

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Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

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Tuesday, July 10, 2018

Even though Carmen was working long hours as a certified nursing assistant, she was having trouble paying rent on the apartment she shared with her 2 daughters. Michelle’s husband abruptly turned her family out of their home, but only after depleting the savings she had from her consignment shop. These two mothers and many others […]

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Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

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Tuesday, June 12, 2018

Children are our future, as the song goes, but, thanks to Houses for Change, concerned kids nationwide are also having a real impact on family homelessness today.  This month, Family Promise celebrated the 500th sale of Houses for Change collection boxes, an arts and crafts project aimed at engaging children of all ages—kids with homes […]

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Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

Friday, May 25, 2018

Family Promise, the leading nonprofit    engaging communities across the country    to address family homelessness,    continues to evolve as it celebrates 30 years transforming lives    and empowering families    as a national organization.  That change starts at the top, and Family Promise recently announced several leadership changes to their National Board of […]

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National Leaders on Homelessness Join Forces

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Monday, May 21, 2018

  Family Promise and    The    Bassuk    Center    on    Homeless    and Vulnerable Children &    Youth proudly announce a new partnership to address    the critical issue    of family homelessness.  The two organizations are joining forces with other direct service providers, forming a National Network to End Family Homelessness, consisting […]

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Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

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Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met to hear firsthand how Family […]

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Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

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Friday, May 4, 2018

    Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, FP-UC offered more than 200 attendees wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods. A grant from Overlook Foundation enabled […]

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Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

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Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic policy has on housing and […]

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