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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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Family Promise’s 6th Annual Spring Event Exceeds Expectations

Monday, May 18, 2009

Many thanks to our loyal donors, volunteers, Board Members and friends who made our spring event at Baltusrol Golf Club on May 1st such a success. The almost $210,000 from generous gifts and pledges will be used to help establish new Interfaith Hospitality Networks (IHNs) across the country that will provide safe shelter, nutritious meals, and […]

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Racing to Make a Difference

Wednesday, May 13, 2009

For the third year in a row, Family Promise board member Jamie Haenggi laced up her sneakers for Family Promise, Racing to Make a Difference. It was a rainy day at the beach when Jamie and other members of Team Vonage ran the Long Branch, NJ Half-Marathon on May 3rd, but they stuck it out […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Lancaster County, SC, Affiliate

Thursday, February 26, 2009

We are proud to announce the opening of our 140th Affiliate, Family Promise of Lancaster County, SC. Lancaster County is a rural county, with a population of about 75,000, centered around the textile industry.  The county was noted by Forbes magazine to be a bellwether for a national recession and, not surprisingly, there is a […]

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Newest Affiliate Opens Doors in Whitfield County, GA

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Promise welcomes its newest Affiliate, Family Promise of Whitfield County, GA. Located in Dalton, GA, the Affiliate serves an area with a large workforce in manufacturing, highly vulnerable to downward shifts in the economy.  Recent statistics show that 850 children were classified as homeless in the city and county school districts, about 1% of […]

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Family Promise Welcomes a New Affiliate: Southern Ocean County, NJ

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Promise is pleased to welcome Affiliate #138, Family Promise of Southern Ocean County, NJ. The 14th Affiliate in the Garden State opens with 11 host congregations and a day center provided by King of Kings Community Church in Manahwkin.  Director Christine Daugaard is a longtime local professional in the fields of social services and […]

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Lafayette, IN, Welcomes Newest Affiliate of Family Promise

Thursday, February 26, 2009

Family Promise’s 137th Affiliate has opened its doors in Lafayette, IN.   Training volunteers at Family Promise of Greater Lafayette. Family Promise of Greater Lafayette launched with 12 host congregations.  The day center is a beautiful small house donated by the city government, and director Jill Hostetler has been involved in other Family Promise programs […]

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