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Meet families from around the country whose lives have been changed by Family Promise.


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Father’s Day: What a Dad Wouldn’t Do for His Daughter

Kelly and Trudence

Monday, June 10, 2019

Family Promise honors dads everywhere this Father’s Day. Whether it’s “like father, like son” or a daughter who’s “daddy’s little girl,” we’re celebrating fathers, like Kelly, and all they do for their families.   As with all fathers, Kelly’s life changed when he became a parent. But in Kelly’s case, his infant daughter Trudence inspired him […]

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A Decades Long Family Promise Love Story

Diana and Shariff on The Steve Harvey Show

Thursday, May 23, 2019

Childhood friends Diana and Shariff first met at age 12 and later became one another’s first love. When they eventually returned to being good friends, they made a pact: If they were both single at age 40, they’d get married.  As young adults, they lost touch when Shariff moved to Florida while Diana remained in […]

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Keeping It All in the Family

Wednesday, October 3, 2018

  As the name implies, family    is a recurring theme    at Family Promise: the families who remain together during a time of crisis as they regain stability; the extended    families    guests and volunteers form through the close relationships they develop on their journey; even the family of Affiliates that support one […]

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To Ground Zero and Back

Monday, September 10, 2018

Collisa recalls exactly where she was during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 – stuck on a New York City subway. A single mother and former teacher-turned-police officer, Collisa was heading to graduate school classes when tragedy struck. She was called to action and spent the next two weeks    volunteering    at […]

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Family Promise Goes to the Dogs

Monday, August 27, 2018

In 16-year-old Tasha’s world, dogs really are man’s best friend. Or rather, one dog in particular. Little did    she and her family    know how important their new puppy, Roxie, would become to them when they brought her home three years ago. There was an immediate connection between Tasha, who suffered from periodic seizures, […]

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Little Steps Make a Big Difference

Friday, August 3, 2018

It’s difficult to     raise a family    together when you’re split between    two households, but that’s exactly what    Danielle and Chris    were forced to do    when Chris lost his job    and the family lost    its    home.    After two months    of    living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ home and Chris with his […]

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Family Promise Bridges the Gap between America’s Dairyland and the land of Mardi Gras

Monday, July 9, 2018

Every day,   Family Promise   Affiliates make    a difference in the lives of    local    children and    their parents. But sometimes the    Family Promise “family”    bridges many miles. All it took was one late rent check for James, Nadine, and their two young children to lose their apartment.   Although    the […]

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The Power of Knowledge

Monday, June 18, 2018

Single mom Tiffanie has always believed education is the key to the future, even setting an example for her four children by enrolling in a nurse assistant certification program. But as a student with no reliable income, when she lost her home after a divorce she and her children, ages 5 – 13, moved between […]

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Father and son rebuild their life after nearly falling into homelessness

Thursday, June 14, 2018

Working an unpredictable stream of odd jobs in merchandising for the entertainment industry, John was often on the road. He traveled to sporting events, concerts — any venue where he saw an opportunity to make money. But when he received sole custody of his young son DJ after his divorce, he realized he couldn’t maintain that irregular […]

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Rising from the Ashes

Friday, March 23, 2018

Given a hypothetical situation, people may speculate about what treasured personal items they’d save from a burning building, but Maya and her family didn’t have the luxury of making those choices when a devastating fire destroyed their home. The only possessions spared were items they’d left in their car when they came to Family Promise […]

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