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

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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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National News

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 Celebrates National Make a Dog’s Day!

Dog

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

For National Make a Dog’s Day, we’re celebrating our partnership with PetSmart Charities: Pets with a Promise Nearly 70 percent of American households own at least one pet, and most pet owners consider these furry, feathered, or scaled critters members of the family. Families testify to the joy pets bring to their lives. But for […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

#FPGives19: After a water main break left their home condemned, Family Promise stepped in

Sonya and her family

Monday, October 21, 2019

Water is what drove Sonya and her two children out of their home. When their house was flooded by a city water main break, Sonya immediately reached out to the local authorities for assistance but was frustrated by the lack of response. Unable to stay in their home, the family lived in transitional housing at […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

#FPGives19: “Family Promise gave us more than just money for rent”

The Shaw Family

Thursday, October 17, 2019

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family was unable to afford rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became part of their conversation as the family worried about their future. Family Promise of Brevard (FL) […]

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Success Stories

#FPGives19: Gaining Friendship and Family at Family Promise

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Cyla seemed to have it all together, but in reality, her life was filled with turmoil. The single mother of three often struggled to make ends meet despite holding a steady job. And she was raising her children in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Michigan – it was the most she could afford, though she […]

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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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Press Releases · The Latest

Woodforest National Bank Earns Award for Partnership With Family Promise

Woodforest National Bank

Thursday, October 10, 2019

  Woodforest National Bank Wins Two Best of Community Banking Awards Independent Bankers Association of Texas recognizes bank’s community service and financial education programs THE WOODLANDS, Texas, Oct. 9, 2019 — The Independent Bankers Association of Texas (IBAT)—the largest state community banking association in the nation—recently honored Woodforest National Bank® (Woodforest) with two 2019 Best […]

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Success Stories

#FPGives19: College-Bound with the Help of Family Promise

Giving Day

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Malik seemed like a typical teenage boy. He complained about high school, was sociable and had many friends, and liked to play sports. He excelled at football. But Malik was hiding a big secret: his family had lost their home and alternated between sleeping in their car and staying with friends. Like so many families […]

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Success Stories

#FPGives19: Little Steps Make a Big Difference

Danielle and her family

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

It’s difficult to raise a family together when you’re split between two households, but that’s exactly what Danielle and Chris were forced to do when Chris lost his job and the family lost its home. After two months of living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ home and Chris with his parents […]

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