The Latest

Keeping up with what's new at Family Promise.


The Latest

Welcome to Family Promise of Anderson County, SC

Wednesday, May 19, 2010

Anderson, SC is the home of our sixth network in the Palmetto State. Anderson County has only one program for homeless families, and their five school districts average 150 homeless students each. A year ago February, a member of Anderson’s Chamber of Commerce leadership team contacted Family Promise about starting an Affiliate as their annual […]

Read More

The Latest

Family Promise Holds Their Tenth National Conference in Orlando

Friday, May 7, 2010

Karen Olson, President, and Wintley Phipps, Founder and CEO of US Dream Academy, following his closing keynote address and performance. Family Promise convened in Orlando from April 30-May 2, 2010 for Dare to Dream, their national conference celebrating successes and exploring ways to continue meeting the challenges they face in their local communities. 2009 was […]

Read More

The Latest

Affiliate #153, Family Promise of Northern New Castle County

Monday, March 22, 2010

Welcome to our newest Affiliate, serving the Wilmington area. They are our first Network in the state of Delaware, which becomes the 40th state Family Promise has a presence in. This network was a long time coming, with efforts beginning in 2007. Early in 2009, eventual Board President David Glasscock stepped in and provided the […]

Read More

The Latest

Family Promise heads to Florida for our 10th National Conference

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Dare to Dream with us.  Join us for our 10th National Conference in Orlando, Florida from April 30th through May 2nd as we reflect on past successes and plan new growth.  Participate in workshops, roundtables and expert presentations.  Catch up with old friends from Affiliates across the country and meet new ones. Visit our Conference […]

Read More

The Latest

Welcome to Odessa, Texas: Affiliate Number 152

Thursday, January 28, 2010

Family Promise of Odessa opened in January, our first new Affiliate of 2010 and the eleventh network in the state of Texas. Approximately 300 children were homeless in Odessa’s home county of Ector in 2008, including 114 under the age of five. One out of every ninety people in the county experienced homelessness that year. […]

Read More

The Latest

Affiliate #151: Family Promise of Casper, Wyoming

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Casper is now home to the second network in the state of Wyoming. It becomes the 16th and final network to open nationwide in 2009. Casper’s economy is based on the energy markets. As they fluctuate, so do the well-paying jobs necessary to meet the high costs of the local housing market. The result is […]

Read More

The Latest

Our Promise to Children Breakfast Event a Smashing Success

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Long-time friends and newer acquaintances of Family Promise gathered at Baltusrol Golf Club on November 10 to learn more about the effects of homelessness on children and the ways in which Family Promise helps families in need.  In all, more than 200 people were in attendance for the one-hour program entitled Our Promise to Children, […]

Read More

The Latest

Family Promise Night with the New Jersey NETS

Thursday, January 7, 2010

Family Promise and the New Jersey Nets came together to celebrate the holidays this year.  Family Promise Night with the Nets, a toy drive to benefit homeless children in New Jersey, took place at the IZOD Center on December 16th when the Nets played the Utah Jazz. Almost 500 new toys were donated by fans […]

Read More

The Latest

Affiliate Number 150: Family Promise of Muskegon, MI

Wednesday, December 9, 2009

Muskegon, Michigan is now home to our much-needed 4th network in the Wolverine State.  Michigan’s unemployment rate is the highest in the country and Muskegon’s stands at 22%.  A January count found 137 homeless children in the city and the city’s sole shelter does not take intact families or older boys. Rev. Bill Uetricht of […]

Read More

The Latest

Family Promise featured in the Huffington Post

Friday, November 20, 2009

Family Promise was recently featured in the Huffington post. Below is an excerpt from the article. Because Every Child Deserves Home America’s promise is that each generation’s prospects shall be brighter than their parents’. How often, as children, were we assured that our futures were limited only by our imagination? Now, however, that promise is […]

Read More

Join Us

Help share the promise