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American Idol Contestant, Phil Stacey to host virtual concert to benefit Family Promise

Phil Stacey

Tuesday, April 7, 2020

Singer to host event to raise awareness about family homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic SUMMIT, NJ – Recording artist, Phil Stacey, best known as a finalist on season 6 of American Idol, will host a virtual concert on Facebook Live. The concert will raise awareness and funds in support of Family Promise and the organization’s 200+ […]

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Family Promise Trains Staff to Facilitate Loss and Grief Workshops

Monday, April 6, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ — On February 26, 2020, Family Promise National and Affiliate staff members gathered in Ambler, PA, for a train the trainer session on Living with Loss, Healing from Homelessness, Family Promise’s new loss and grief curriculum, which addresses a critical gap in services for families experiencing homelessness. This innovative program will help family members learn to process the loss and […]

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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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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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Summit Area Public Foundation Grants $20,000 to Family Promise for Volunteer Program

Kids on bikes

Thursday, February 20, 2020

SUMMIT, NJ— The Summit Area Public Foundation is supporting Family Promise’s expansion of its volunteer management program to include new technology that will assist the organization with engaging Union County volunteers and with prevention and stabilization efforts for families at risk of homelessness in Union County. The $20,000 grant will allow Family Promise to pilot […]

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Family Promise and Belk Celebrate Opening of New Day Center in Laurens, SC

Ribbon Cutting

Friday, February 14, 2020

  LAURENS, SOUTH CAROLINA – This week, Family Promise of Laurens County celebrated the grand opening of its Day Center which will serve families at risk of homelessness. Members of the Family Promise of Laurens County Board of Trustees, local congregations, Belk, and the Laurens County Chamber of Commerce were on hand for the ceremonial […]

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Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

Thursday, January 30, 2020

Nonprofit organization wraps up 2019 by inducting new members to Board of Trustees  SUMMIT, NJ – January 30, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, ended the decade by welcoming the following three new members to its Board of Trustees. Sarah Bird – Community Leader and Former Partner at Hewitt Associates, Susan […]

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Family Promise Announces Shane Claiborne as Conference Keynote Speaker

What Happens in Vegas Changes the Future

Monday, January 27, 2020

Prominent speaker and activist to speak at September 2020 conference on family homelessness SUMMIT, NJ –JANUARY 27, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, announced Shane Claiborne as the keynote speaker at their September 2020 conference in Las Vegas, NV. Shane Claiborne, the founder of The Simple Way, is a prominent […]

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Gainesville Family Achieves Dream of Homeownership | Clayton Homes & Family Promise

The Zovak-Ryan Family

Wednesday, January 8, 2020

Partnership with Clayton Homes provides Gainesville family with housing support as they give back to community Gainesville, Fla. – December 17, 2019 – Family Promise and Clayton Homes hosted a ribbon cutting event to donate a new off-site built home to a local family who experienced homelessness. Rachael Ryan and Matthew Zovak, along with their […]

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Greenville Family Achieves Dream of Homeownership with ‘Home for the Holidays’ | Clayton Homes

Thursday, December 19, 2019

Family Promise, Clayton® partner to help families thrive Greenville, SC – December 12, 2019 – The Greenville United Ministries’ Interfaith Hospitality Network (IHN) and Clayton® hosted a ribbon cutting event today, officially donating a new 3 bedroom, 2 bathroom, off-site built home to Charles and Julie Merritt and their two sons. The Greenville family has […]

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