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Family Promise CEO Featured in Great.com Podcast

Friday, December 18, 2020

“Families experiencing homelessness are everywhere, but they don’t have big neon signs over their heads saying WE ARE A HOMELESS FAMILY. And so people don’t understand the magnitude of the issue.” Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was featured in a recent episode of the Great.com Talks With… podcast. You can watch the interview above or […]

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Faith and Messiah: Finding Stability and a Sense of Purpose

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Monday, December 14, 2020

“I feel able to take on my situation much better now. I’m learning to plan and think things through.” Faith is used to challenges. Being on her own since her parents passed away when she was 16 forced her to become resourceful and self-reliant. Not that it was easy. “I was pushing seventeen,” she recalls. […]

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Investing in Futures

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Wednesday, December 9, 2020

You can’t solve one problem without solving all the problems.     This is a maxim in social services, and rightly so.  A mom struggling with poverty and homelessness benefits greatly from employment. But she needs to secure transportation to her job, childcare for her preschooler, and stable housing if she expects to keep working.    […]

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Bruce and Brayden: An Unexpected Journey Leads to New Beginnings

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Monday, December 7, 2020

“I can’t believe where we were and where we are. Being homeless was actually a new beginning. Family Promise made all the difference.” When single dad Bruce found himself unemployed, he could see twists and turns in the road ahead. But he never imagined his journey would lead to homelessness. Plans for a new job […]

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Family Promise Receives $10,000 Grant from NBPA Foundation

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Wednesday, December 2, 2020

Summit, NJ — Family Promise has received a $10,000 grant from the National Basketball Players Association (NBPA) Foundation. During these difficult times, the NBPA Foundation grant will bolster Family Promise’s work with families experiencing homelessness and provide resources for prevention services before families reach crisis and for stabilization programs once families have secured housing to […]

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Theresa: Turning Homelessness into Hope

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Monday, November 30, 2020

“I want youth struggling with homelessness to know they can still do great things with their lives. There are people fighting for them.” Most teenagers would agree high school can be a tumultuous time. Peers, school, and self-doubts can contribute to the rollercoaster of adolescence. But 17-year-old Theresa had to contend with even more during […]

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Teen Brings Thanksgiving Meals to Families Battling Homelessness

Thursday, November 26, 2020

Sebastian Nativo is giving people a lot to be grateful for this Thanksgiving. The seventh grader from Rahway, NJ, has been collecting donations to fill holiday boxes with a cornucopia of ingredients to prepare a hearty Thanksgiving dinner for families battling homelessness. He’s working with Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ, to ensure 16 […]

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Family Promise of Lower Bucks Expanded its Volunteer Program…During a Health Crisis

Tuesday, November 24, 2020

The global health pandemic has been a time of cutbacks: unemployment levels reaching new highs, businesses closing, families struggling to keep afloat with reduced income. But for at least one Family Promise affiliate, it has been a time of growth. Family Promise of Lower Bucks in Levittown, PA, has used the health crisis to expand […]

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Jayne Moraski: “Basic Human Kindness is Alive and Well”

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Monday, November 16, 2020

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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Susan Crossley: “We Can Make a Difference in the Lives of Others by Bringing a Community Together”

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Monday, November 9, 2020

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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