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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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National News

Leading Voice on Homelessness Joins Family Promise Board

Monday, November 19, 2018

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness, continues to    expand entering our    fourth decade of transformative work.     We are proud to announce that    Dr. Robert    Marbut    Jr., a pioneer in the field of homelessness, has joined the Family Promise National Board of Trustees. Dr.  […]

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Affiliate News

Moving Mountains for Family Promise

Wednesday, November 14, 2018

For avid hiker and outdoorsman Jon    Mitovich, the sky’s the limit    when it comes to    battling family    homelessness.   Over 40 years,    Mitovich    has climbed most of the mountains   in    Colorado and    his home state of New Mexico,    as well as    Washington’s Mt. Rainier.    All […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Charities Should Pay Themselves First

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Family Promise Chief Operating Officer Sandy Miniutti recalls a lesson from her father that charities should adopt today.  As a child, I remember my father often saying to me in his deep, authoritarian voice, “Hey kid, always pay yourself first.” What he meant by that was to be sure to put money away for a rainy […]

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National News

The Family Promise Digital Annual Impact Report is Live

Monday, November 5, 2018

Our Digital Annual Impact Report features videos, infographics, and stories that explore how we’re combating  family homelessness nationwide. Be sure to click on the pulsing stars throughout to check out all the report has to offer.

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Voices of Family Promise

A Partnership to Protect Our Children

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) partners with Family Promise to provide our Affiliates and the families they serve with tools to aid in the prevention and support of missing/exploited children.  This blog post is co-authored by the two organizations. It likely comes as no surprise to hear that homeless youth face […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Home Is Where the Dog Is

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Family Promise Chief Impact Officer Cara Bradshaw writes about what Home means to her… As far back as I can remember,    walking into my home meant an exuberant greeting from a    four-legged friend,    tail wagging, running circles around my legs. I    grew up    with    Terri,    a spunky Border […]

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Changing Lives One Laptop at a Time

Wednesday, October 10, 2018

Families experiencing homelessness are   what prompted    Denver, CO    high school student Angela Foote    to really think about    the power of technology. Angela, who    grew up volunteering for Family Promise of Greater Denver,    witnessed firsthand the impact of homelessness on    teenagers    and    noticed one    of the […]

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