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NBA Hall of Famer and Family Promise Supporter, Alex English, Highlighted by the Charlotte Observer

Alex English

Tuesday, March 3, 2020

Recently, the Charlotte Observer published an article and series of videos highlighting Alex English as part of their series “SC Sports: Where are the stars now?”. In the article, English discusses his involvement with Family Promise of the Midlands and his commitment to the Family Promise mission. You can read an excerpt from the article […]

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National News

Family Promise CEO Presents Keynote at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

Claas Ehlers speaks at the NY Fed

Tuesday, February 25, 2020

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers gave the keynote address at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s panel on youth poverty in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last week. Ehlers kickstarted the event by shining a light on the extent of youth poverty in the United States. “The poverty rate for children in the […]

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Press Releases

Summit Area Public Foundation Grants $20,000 to Family Promise for Volunteer Program

Kids on bikes

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ— The Summit Area Public Foundation is supporting Family Promise’s expansion of its volunteer management program to include new technology that will assist the organization with engaging Union County volunteers and with prevention and stabilization efforts for families at risk of homelessness in Union County. The $20,000 grant will allow Family Promise to pilot […]

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Success Stories · The Latest

Lyft Helps Family Promise Make Transportation Easier for Families

Lyft

Thursday, February 20, 2020

This winter, Lyft and Family Promise partnered to pilot a program that is helping families in Union County, New Jersey safely get where they need to go. Lyft provided $5,000 in ride credits to be used by families in our Union County program. For many families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, access to reliable transportation […]

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Why Many Kids Experiencing Homelessness Are Not Being Counted

Kids Experiencing Homelessness Are Not Being Counted

Wednesday, February 19, 2020

First Video In New Series Breaks Down Why Many Kids Experiencing Homelessness are Not Being Counted Each year in the United States, 2.5 million children experience homelessness. But many kids experiencing homelessness are not eligible for the services they need because they are not counted under the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development definition […]

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Press Releases

Family Promise and Belk Celebrate Opening of New Day Center in Laurens, SC

Ribbon Cutting

Friday, February 14, 2020

  LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA – This week, Family Promise of Laurens County celebrated the grand opening of its Day Center which will serve families at risk of homelessness. Members of the Family Promise of Laurens County Board of Trustees, local congregations, Belk, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the ceremonial […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Nonprofit organization wraps up 2019 by inducting new members to Board of Trustees  SUMMIT, NJ – January 30, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, ended the decade by welcoming the following three new members to its Board of Trustees. Sarah Bird – Community Leader and Former Partner at Hewitt Associates, Susan […]

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Family Promise Announces Shane Claiborne as Conference Keynote Speaker

What Happens in Vegas Changes the Future

Monday, January 27, 2020

Prominent speaker and activist to speak at September 2020 conference on family homelessness SUMMIT, NJ –JANUARY 27, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, announced Shane Claiborne as the keynote speaker at their September 2020 conference in Las Vegas, NV. Shane Claiborne, the founder of The Simple Way, is a prominent […]

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News · The Latest

Partner Spotlight: Encore.org Releases New Gen2Gen Cities Report

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

This is a guest blog post from our partners at Encore.org. It was originally published on their blog. View the original here.       Encore.org releases #Gen2Gen Cities, a guide to intergenerational strategies for public sector innovators seeking solutions to community challenges. Across the country, innovative city and county leaders see an aging population as […]

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Why I Volunteer: Linda Walker and Stacy McIntyre

Linda and Stacy

Tuesday, January 14, 2020

Family Promise is a family affair for Linda Walker and her daughter, Stacy McIntyre. Linda got involved with Family Promise’s flagship emergency shelter program in Union County, NJ, 30 years ago. From the beginning, she appreciated how each family’s unique needs were addressed. “Family Promise is willing to listen to families,” she says. “There’s no […]

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