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Family Promise is in the Business of Stress Management

family sitting and smiling on fence - FP stepped in when they faced homelessness

Thursday, April 8, 2021

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family fell behind on rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became a constant conversation as they worried about the future. Fortunately, they were able to remain in their […]

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The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise Volunteer Honored by Points of Light

volunteer

Wednesday, April 7, 2021

This post is an excerpt from an article originally published by Points of Light. Bob Allmand, a volunteer at our Affiliate in Ambler, PA,  was recently honored as a Daily Point of Light Awardee.  You can view the original version of the article here. FINDING GRACE IN BEING HANDY FOR THE HOMELESS Hope Gardens is […]

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Press Releases · The Latest

A Statement from Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council on Violence Experienced by the Asian Community

Family Promise Racial Justice Council Logo

Monday, April 5, 2021

  Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing discrimination experienced by the Asian Community and recent related events. We will not participate in the erasure of pain, harm, and violence experienced by the Asian community. These issues have long been ignored and similar acts […]

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5 Ways to Support Family Promise From the Safety of Your Home

Tuesday, March 30, 2021

Over a year into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s still hard to believe social distancing and wearing masks have become our normal way of life. During a time that has brought mental, emotional, and financial hardship on families, there is no shortage of guests that come to Family Promise for help. These unforeseen circumstances have forced […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest

Donation Items that Family Promise Union County Needs Now

Man retrieving a box of face masks.

Monday, March 29, 2021

Family Promise Union County has been doing great work to meet the needs of families experiencing homelessness in Union County, NJ for decades. Staff and volunteers provide families with programs to empower them on their path to achieve independent housing and with services to help meet their most immediate needs.  One of the many ways […]

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Press Releases · The Latest

Family Promise Announces Amande Andere as Innovation Summit Keynote Speaker

Amanda Andere

Monday, March 29, 2021

Racial and Housing Justice Leader to Speak at May 2021 Virtual Conference on Family Homelessness Summit, NJ, March 25, 2021 — Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, announced Amanda Misiko Andere as the keynote speaker at their May 2021 Virtual Innovation Summit. Amanda Misiko Andere has spent over twenty years working in […]

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Press Releases · The Latest

Clayton and Family Promise Announce Continued Partnership to Prevent and End Family Homelessness Across the U.S.

the ribbon is cut at the new home

Friday, March 26, 2021

Through an innovative homelessness prevention program, A Future Begins at Home, Clayton donated $450,000 and 3 homes towards Family Promise homelessness prevention efforts in 2021.   Summit, NJ – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, has announced the continuation of their partnership with Clayton, a national home builder of site-built and off-site built homes. Through the […]

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National News · The Latest

Lessons in Success: Student-Tutors Help Kids Struggling with Remote Learning and Homelessness

Thursday, March 25, 2021

Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. But math is just one of the trials the fourth-grader has confronted. Years ago, his family faced homelessness and entered the shelter program at Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ. His mom Roneeka received job search assistance, found employment and the family moved into their own home. Now, […]

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National News

Prevention: Another Solution to Homelessness

A Future Begins at Home

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Family Promise’s     A Future Begins at Home program, funded in part by Innovation Grants made possible by generous donors, is a heavyweight in the arena of homelessness prevention and shelter diversion. The program helps families in crisis avoid the trauma of homelessness […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Why I Give: Cyndee Albertson, Executive Director, Family Promise of Orange County, CA

Cyndee Albertson

Tuesday, March 23, 2021

“If you really want something, you do what it takes,” says Cyndee Albertson. That’s her philosophy in life, and it’s also applicable in her role as executive director at Family Promise of Orange County in Orange, CA. Albertson knows the hard work of turning dreams into reality. One of four children raised by a single […]

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