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Affiliate Number 149 has Opened in Cabarrus County, NC

Tuesday, November 10, 2009

Family Promise of Cabarrus County becomes the 11th network in North Carolina. This was a particularly challenging effort, with leadership, funding, and fire code issues to overcome, but Board President Angela Orrock’s long-time commitment to the cause ultimately prevailed.Cabarrus County was once a major textile producing center but the Pillowtex factory closing in 2003 eliminated […]

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New Family Promise in Delaware County, Ohio

Thursday, September 24, 2009

The efforts in Delaware County, OH, began in the fall of 2007, when a seminary student at Normal 0 false false false EN-US X-NONE X-NONE Methodist Theological School and a professor there both felt that the program they had seen in Cleveland could help address family homelessness in this leafy suburban county due north of […]

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We Welcome Our 148th Affiliate!

Wednesday, September 23, 2009

Family Promise of Salem County is the 15th Affiliate in the Garden State. There is no shelter for families in this rural county of 65,000 people, with those needing services having to turn to the state of Delaware or neighboring NJ counties for help. The Affiliate opened with 11 host congregations, and funding from individuals, […]

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142nd Affiliate Opens in Tennessee

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Family Promise of Blount County, Tennessee, becomes the 142nd Family Promise Affiliate, and the sixth in the aptly named Volunteer State. Blount County is largely rural, with a few small towns, and has no other shelter for families, despite ten families a month seeking shelter at the county’s lone referral center for people in need […]

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New Family Promise Affiliate Opens in Ohio

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

We are pleased to welcome our 143rd Affiliate, Family Promise of Mahoning Valley, Ohio’s eleventh Family Promise Affiliate. Situated in the greater Warren/Youngstown area, the Affiliate serves an area of the Rust Belt where jobs have been declining steadily since the 1970s as major manufacturing plants shut down.  Launching with 13 host congregations throughout the area […]

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New Family Promise Affiliate Opens in Louisiana

Wednesday, August 5, 2009

Our newest Affiliate, Family Promise of Ouachita Parish, is our 144th operating Affiliate and the second in the Pelican State, primarily serving the cities of Monroe and West Monroe in the northeastern part of Louisiana. Prior to the establishment of Family Promise of Ouachita Parish, there were only two shelters that accepted families: the Salvation […]

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Families Impacted by Economic Crisis

Wednesday, July 29, 2009

As the current status of the economy continues on a downward spiral, families nationwide are being negatively impacted. In a recent story posted by myCentralJersey.com, Karen Olson comments on this very issue and disusses the services that Family Promise provides nationally to those in need. To read the complete article click here.

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Family Promise Guests Profiled in USA TODAY

Monday, June 1, 2009

A guest family from Family Promise’s Sacramento Affiliate shared their story, highlighting the impact of the nation’s financial crisis on homeless children. The Bishers sought help from Family Promise after a job loss forced them from their home.  Joining an estimated 1.5 million children without homes, the two Bisher children attend a school that serves homeless school-age […]

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Press Release: Family Promise Reports Staggering Increase in the Number of Homeless Children

Thursday, May 28, 2009

SUMMIT, NJ, April 9, 2009 — Family Promise reports that out of 45,000 homeless and low-income citizens served by their national Affiliate Network in 2008, 60 percent are now children, 46 percent of whom are five and under. The pioneering nonprofit also witnessed a significant increase in two-parent families (26 percent), including families with grandparents […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Cape May, NJ, Affiliate

Wednesday, May 27, 2009

Family Promise of Cape May, New Jersey has just opened its doors, becoming the 141st Family Promise Affiliate and the 14th in the Garden State. The Affiliate opens with 11 hosts and 11 support congregations throughout the community.  Director Laurie Johnson and case manager Kathleen O’Neill are on board, with their center of operations in a day center located […]

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