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COVID-19: Affiliate Spotlight – Family Promise Union County

Kids test out their new bikes at the event

Friday, March 27, 2020

At Family Promise, desperate times call for creative measures. The COVID-19 crisis has been a proving ground for Family Promise Affiliates, volunteers, and partners across the country as service providers resort to unique and creative measures that ensure vulnerable families to continue to receive the support they need while working to regain independence. Over the […]

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Affiliate News · The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

Voices of Family Promise: T.J. Putnam, Executive Director of Family Promise of the Mid-Willamette Valley

COVID-19

Thursday, March 26, 2020

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and implement […]

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Affiliate News

COVID-19: Affiliate Spotlight – Family Promise of the Capital Region

Family Promise of the Capital Region

Wednesday, March 25, 2020

At Family Promise, desperate times call for creative measures. The COVID-19 crisis has been a proving ground for Family Promise Affiliates, volunteers, and partners across the country as service providers resort to unique and creative measures that ensure vulnerable families to continue to receive the support they need while working to regain independence. Over the […]

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The Latest · Voices of Family Promise

A Message from Warren Harmon, Family Promise Rochester, MN

Family Promise Response to COVID-19

Monday, March 23, 2020

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and implement […]

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National News · Press Releases

Families at Risk of Homelessness Are Hardest Hit by COVID-19 

Family Promise Response to COVID-19

Tuesday, March 17, 2020

A message from Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers on COVID-19 SUMMIT, NJ—With the outbreak of COVID-19, we face an unprecedented challenge in this country. There is a lot we do not know, but there are some elements we can be sure of as they relate to families who are housing unstable, experiencing homelessness, or at […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Former AmeriCorps Members Are Making an Impact at Family Promise

Friday, March 13, 2020

This week is AmeriCorps Week, a    seven-day stretch where AmeriCorps members and alums are honored for their commitment to service.  AmeriCorps’ mission to address communities’ critical needs intersects with Family Promise’s mission to serve families experiencing homelessness through a community-based response. Several Family Promise Affiliates nationwide employ AmeriCorps members and hire alums for full-time […]

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Press Releases

CEO Message On COVID-19 to the Family Promise Community

Thursday, March 12, 2020

As an organization that serves more than 100,000 people a year, and involves 200,000 volunteers, we have been monitoring the current health crisis. For the past month, we have been working with our Affiliates on contingency plans and public health best practices, sharing guidance from the CDC, and public health and homelessness agencies. I’d like […]

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National News

Child Homelessness, Then and Now

Wednesday, March 11, 2020

Child homelessness is not decreasing. 2.5 million kids will experience homelessness in 2020 while 1 in 16 kids under the age of 6 will find themselves without a home. Scroll through the slideshow below to view how the number of school-age children experiencing homelessness has changed since 2009. Our aspiration is to change the future […]

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Voices of Family Promise

Fundraising Tips to Re-Engage Lapsed Donors: Punt the Bunt

Friday, March 6, 2020

By: Melissa Biggar If you’ve worked in fundraising and development for more than five minutes you’ve probably come across the terms    LYBUNT    and    SYBUNT. To those outside the field, these fundraising acronyms may sound like Klingon, but for development officers they’re part of everyday conversation. Pretty self-explanatory – a LYBUNT (Last    […]

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Affiliate News

Family Promise of Colorado Springs Opens Innovative Shelter

Family Promise of Colorado Springs New Promise Family Shelter

Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Family Promise of Colorado Springs is ensuring the most vulnerable children and families in their community receive help. The Affiliate recently opened Colorado Springs’ first stand-alone, family-dedicated shelter. It is also Colorado’s first low-barrier family shelter. “We’re able to accept families in whatever place they’re at,” Family Promise of Colorado Springs Executive Director Kat Lilley […]

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