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National Leaders on Homelessness Join Forces

Monday, May 21, 2018

  Family Promise and    The    Bassuk    Center    on    Homeless    and Vulnerable Children &    Youth proudly announce a new partnership to address    the critical issue    of family homelessness.  The two organizations are joining forces with other direct service providers, forming a National Network to End Family Homelessness, consisting […]

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Volunteer Spotlight: Leonard Prentice

Friday, May 18, 2018

  Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. Prentice, as he is known in his community, was homeless himself for 40 years prior to securing stable housing in Summit just two years […]

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Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

Tuesday, May 15, 2018

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met to hear firsthand how Family […]

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$25,000 Grant from Central Presbyterian Church Boosts Family Promise Volunteerism

Thursday, May 10, 2018

  SUMMIT, NJ—A $25,000 grant from the Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church is helping local volunteers participate in Family Promise’s effort to prevent homelessness and to shelter and stabilize families who lose housing. Central Presbyterian Church is part of a local network of 37 congregations and more than 1,500 community members […]

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From our CEO: The Promise of Micro-Entrepreneurship

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

According to a study from Oxford University, by 2030, 47% of all jobs will be threatened by automation. This was one of many startling observations shared at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference last week in Detroit.  More than 600 people involved in the future of enterprise gathered to engage with a diverse group of […]

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Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

Friday, May 4, 2018

    Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, FP-UC offered more than 200 attendees wellness screenings, nutritional advice, and healthy foods. A grant from Overlook Foundation enabled […]

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Junior League of Summit Helps Family Promise Teach Healthy Habits

Friday, May 4, 2018

This spring the Junior League of Summit awarded a $7,500 grant to Family Promise to support initiatives to address food insufficiency.   These efforts include the “Better Food Bag” Project, nutrition counseling and education for Family Promise guests, food gift cards, a food pantry for Family Promise graduates and community members, and health and nutrition education […]

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Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic policy has on housing and […]

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Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

Friday, April 20, 2018

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick Vicens, worked with her mother […]

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Affiliate News-Spring 2018

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

F is for Family…but this spring in Las Vegas it also stands for Friends. On March 2, children from Family Promise of Las Vegas (FPLV) were visited by their Sesame Street friends, Elmo and Abby Cadabby, as part of the Sesame Street: F is for Friends mall tour.  When Sesame Street reached out to Terry […]

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