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A Mother’s Perseverance

Thursday, May 7, 2020

Between Amber, her four children, and all their worldly possessions, the family’s minivan was filled to capacity. Amber had been working as a property manager at her apartment complex, but when the facility underwent a management change just prior to the COVID-19 crisis, she lost her job and her lease was terminated without reason. The […]

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Lyft Helps Family Promise Make Transportation Easier for Families

Lyft

Thursday, February 20, 2020

This winter, Lyft and Family Promise partnered to pilot a program that is helping families in Union County, New Jersey safely get where they need to go. Lyft provided $5,000 in ride credits to be used by families in our Union County program. For many families experiencing or at-risk of homelessness, access to reliable transportation […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Amanda

Amanda and Maverick

Tuesday, December 31, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Amanda ever received was her son, Maverick, and her ability to give him a bright future. Amanda and her young son moved in and out of shelters before finding Family Promise. Although employed, a lack of reliable transportation made it difficult for Amanda to balance […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Ma’lia

Ma'lia and her family

Monday, December 30, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift Ma’lia has given is paying it forward by feeding others who have lost their homes. A single mother of three, Ma’lia worked 17 hours a day, but when a health crisis put her son in the hospital she had to take leave from work without pay, ultimately resulting in […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Marcus

Marcus and his parents

Friday, December 27, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Marcus and his family received was the car Family Promise secured for them. Marcus and his parents lived in a motel for six months before finding Family Promise. His parents were employed, but most of their paychecks went to motel bills. Family Promise kept the […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Naomi and Jeremy

Naomi and her kids

Monday, December 23, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Naomi and Jeremy’s greatest gift has been their family. When living arrangements fell through unexpectedly after relocating their family to a new state, Naomi, Jeremy, and their children alternated nights between a hotel room and their car. Unable to afford daycare, mom and dad scheduled work shifts so one parent was always home with […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Alex

Alex

Tuesday, December 17, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift Alex can give is her life’s journey which she shares with families in crisis. Alex struggled with addiction for years, even losing custody of her infant daughter, before finding Family Promise. Family Promise helped her reunite with her daughter and gave her the tools to […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Prince

Prince

Wednesday, December 11, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift that twelve-year-old Prince has ever given is the 24 inches of his hair he donated in his sister’s memory. Prince resolved to grow his hair nine years ago when his sister was diagnosed with cancer. During the course of her illness, the family faced another […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Ajaray and David

Ajaray and David

Tuesday, December 10, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift that Ajaray and her father, David, received was the car that simplified their commutes to school and work during and after their time at Family Promise. Ajaray and her dad found Family Promise when the move into their new home was delayed and they had nowhere […]

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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Breelynn’s Story

Breelyns Family

Thursday, December 5, 2019

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Four-year-old Breelynn cherishes the Minnie Mouse doll she received as a gift while in Family Promise’s shelter program. Minnie is her favorite cartoon character. Breelynn and her family were living in a hotel when they found Family Promise. Her Minnie Mouse doll became a constant companion and source […]

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