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National News

Girl Scouts Offers New Opportunities For Girls Experiencing Homelessness

Girls Scouts Tropp 6000

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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Voices of Family Promise

Tara Pagliarini speaks about her work at Family Promise of Brevard

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and […]

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A New Year’s message from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar, let us take a moment to reflect upon where we have been and what we have accomplished. This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise as a national organization. In 1988, we started as the National Interfaith Hospitality Network with a handful of Affiliates in […]

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Affiliate News

From Homeless to Home for the Holidays

Friday, December 21, 2018

 Our newest corporate partner, Clayton Homes, worked with Family Promise and our New Braunfels Affiliate in Texas to make sure a deserving family would have a home for the holidays.  The DePaz family lost their family-owned roadside assistance business and soon found themselves without housing.  Here is their story, as shared on Clayton’s blog: […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Tony McDade Offers His Perspective on Family Homelessnes

Thursday, December 13, 2018

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness.  These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and […]

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National News

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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Affiliate News

Families Helping Families

Wednesday, December 12, 2018

Family Promise graduates often    have a special bond with    the people – staff, volunteers, and other families – who    saw    them through a critical time.    For Family Promise of Lawrence (KS) graduates Sarah and Crystal, it was no different. They    came    with their families    to Family Promise around the same […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Reflections as My Board Service Comes to an End

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Katherine Dinsdale is a longtime board member of Family Promise of Lawrence (KS).  Her term is ending and she took the time to share her reflections on her time spent as a trustee of this dynamic Affiliate.  She captures the essence of volunteering for Family Promise—its challenges, its rewards, and the lasting impact it will […]

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National News

The Eviction Crisis

Monday, December 3, 2018

Family homelessness is an American crisis: 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in the United States.  The causes of family homelessness have a simple determinant—incomes have not kept pace with housing costs.    Since 1960, rents nationwide have risen by 61% while renters’ average incomes have only increased by 5%.    Low income families […]

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National News

Rev. Dr. William Barber II Will Keynote Family Promise National Conference

Thursday, November 29, 2018

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring his call for a national “moral revival” to the    Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13, 2019, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social justice advocates and engaging speakers of our times.  Civil rights […]

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