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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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HUD is Undercounting the Homeless Children in America

A mother hugs her daughter

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

Boy on slide

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

Board of Directora

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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