The Latest

Keeping up with what's new at Family Promise.


Success Stories · The Latest

Keeping It All in the Family

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  As the name implies, family    is a recurring theme    at Family Promise: the families who remain together during a time of crisis as they regain stability; the extended    families    guests and volunteers form through the close relationships they develop on their journey; even the family of Affiliates that support one […]

Read More

Affiliate News · The Latest

Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) Makes Sustainable Re-Housing a Reality

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

SUMMIT, NJ—A security deposit    can be the difference between a family remaining in shelter and empowering them to independence in their own home.  Assistance with rental payments can keep a family in their home and avoid a fall into homelessness.  A group of engaged volunteers    collecting and moving donated furniture    can help […]

Read More

National News · The Latest

A New National Curriculum to Create Housing Opportunities for Families

Tuesday, September 18, 2018

Family    Promise and    the National Association of Realtors®    (NAR)    recently    announced    the launch    of    Keys to Good Tenancy, a responsive curriculum    that provides families    with    the knowledge and skills to be good tenants.  The curriculum prepares    new renters    for tenancy by addressing a […]

Read More

Success Stories

To Ground Zero and Back

Monday, September 10, 2018

Collisa recalls exactly where she was during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 – stuck on a New York City subway. A single mother and former teacher-turned-police officer, Collisa was heading to graduate school classes when tragedy struck. She was called to action and spent the next two weeks    volunteering    at […]

Read More

Success Stories

Family Promise Goes to the Dogs

Monday, August 27, 2018

In 16-year-old Tasha’s world, dogs really are man’s best friend. Or rather, one dog in particular. Little did    she and her family    know how important their new puppy, Roxie, would become to them when they brought her home three years ago. There was an immediate connection between Tasha, who suffered from periodic seizures, […]

Read More

Voices of Family Promise

Five Years Since Entering the Shelter Program, Kat Lilley Reflects

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Each anniversary of entering Family Promise’s shelter program, Kat Lilley takes time to reflect, to cry, and grieve with the woman and mother she was that night. Five years ago, I cried myself to sleep in a large Sunday School room, in the basement of a local church. I cried uncontrollably, while my six children […]

Read More

Success Stories · The Latest

Little Steps Make a Big Difference

Friday, August 3, 2018

It’s difficult to     raise a family    together when you’re split between    two households, but that’s exactly what    Danielle and Chris    were forced to do    when Chris lost his job    and the family lost    its    home.    After two months    of    living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ home and Chris with his […]

Read More

National News · The Latest

Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

Friday, August 3, 2018

Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively empower families. Jackson Lewis will provide guidance for Affiliate personnel and HR […]

Read More

National News · The Latest

Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

Monday, July 23, 2018

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the article, as was SchoolHouse Connection […]

Read More

Voices of Family Promise

From our CEO: Attending the Housing, Not Handcuffs Conference and Advocating for #HCYA

Friday, July 13, 2018

In the mid 1980s several heroes of the fight against homelessness emerged. One of them was our founder, Karen Olson. Another was Maria    Foscarinis, who was an architect of the McKinney-Vento Act, the most important legislation relating to homelessness ever written. Each year, Maria’s organization—the National Law Center on    Homelessness and Poverty    (NLCHP)—hosts a […]

Read More

Join Us

Help share the promise