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Voices of Family Promise

The Feeney Family: Why I Give

Family Promise Triathlon team

Thursday, September 5, 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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Affiliate News

Battling Family Homelessness with Haircuts

Prince

Tuesday, August 20, 2019

Prince was three when his big sister Aneshia was diagnosed with cancer. At a loss for how to help his sister, he decided to grow his hair. In the middle of this crisis, the Union County family lost their home. Statistics show homelessness is especially traumatic for children – they’re more likely to be placed […]

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News · The Latest

Hilltop Bicycles and Family Promise Host Bike Clinic in Elizabeth, NJ

Kids test out their new bikes at the event

Tuesday, August 6, 2019

  Children learn skills, take home bikes thanks to Hilltop Bicycles and Family Promise Elizabeth, NJ — 18 children took their very own bicycles home on Saturday following a bike clinic that taught basic skills such as balancing, braking, and bike safety. The event, co-hosted by Hilltop Bicycles and Family Promise, brought together families experiencing […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Children and Families find a “Home at Head Start”

Wednesday, July 31, 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 […]

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Press Releases

Family Promise partners with Help Us Move In (HUMI) to House Families

A family at a playground

Thursday, July 18, 2019

    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 […]

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Voices of Family Promise

The spiritual journey that inspired Russ Thomas to lead an Affiliate

Tuesday, July 16, 2019

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network 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 implement creative solutions that are changing the lives of […]

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News

Solving Family Homelessness: A Marathon, Not a Sprint

Emmett om the starting line

Tuesday, July 2, 2019

Emmett Frett never considered himself a runner, but the 16-year-old decided to enter the Eau Clair (WI) Marathon this spring to test his mettle. “It sounded fun, and I wanted to challenge myself with something new,” he says. His initial goal was simply to finish the race, but once he started training he set an […]

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Affiliate News

Family Promise Union County Workshops Ensure Ongoing Stability

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

The necessary combination of life skills that ensure a family’s lasting independence after homelessness prompted Family Promise Union County (NJ) to develop a series of educational workshops that will offer families the opportunity to develop and hone skills critical to long-term success. Classes range from practical skills for parents – basic home repairs, budgeting, good […]

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National News

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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Success Stories

Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley: “Once we found Family Promise, I knew things would be ok.”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Even though it’s behind them, Kat and CJ still get emotional when asked about their time with Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley. Battling homelessness is something they never anticipated. The couple was raising their daughter Abby while Kat studied for her cosmetology license and CJ worked full time. But when CJ’s boss encountered legal issues […]

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