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


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#FPGives19: After a water main break left their home condemned, Family Promise stepped in

Sonya and her family

Monday, October 21, 2019

Water is what drove Sonya and her two children out of their home. When their house was flooded by a city water main break, Sonya immediately reached out to the local authorities for assistance but was frustrated by the lack of response. Unable to stay in their home, the family lived in transitional housing at […]

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#FPGives19: “Family Promise gave us more than just money for rent”

The Shaw Family

Thursday, October 17, 2019

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family was unable to afford rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became part of their conversation as the family worried about their future. Family Promise of Brevard (FL) […]

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#FPGives19: Gaining Friendship and Family at Family Promise

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Monday, October 14, 2019

Twenty-two-year-old Cyla seemed to have it all together, but in reality, her life was filled with turmoil. The single mother of three often struggled to make ends meet despite holding a steady job. And she was raising her children in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Michigan – it was the most she could afford, though she […]

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#FPGives19: College-Bound with the Help of Family Promise

Giving Day

Tuesday, October 8, 2019

Malik seemed like a typical teenage boy. He complained about high school, was sociable and had many friends, and liked to play sports. He excelled at football. But Malik was hiding a big secret: his family had lost their home and alternated between sleeping in their car and staying with friends. Like so many families […]

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#FPGives19: Little Steps Make a Big Difference

Danielle and her family

Tuesday, October 1, 2019

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 parents […]

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Battling Family Homelessness with a Haircut

Tuesday, September 24, 2019

Prince was three when his big sister Aneshia was diagnosed with cancer. At a loss for how to help her, he decided to grow his hair with the intention of donating it to her. In the midst of this crisis, the Union County, New Jersey, family lost their home. Statistics show homelessness is especially traumatic […]

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A Mom’s Life Transformed Through Family Promise

Alex

Monday, September 23, 2019

Alex, a single mom from Shenandoah County, VA, struggled with addiction for years and found herself unable to focus on recovery. Even after losing custody of her infant daughter, Alex simply did not have the support structure in place to make a major life change. Alex credits Family Promise with her big turn-around. “Family Promise saw […]

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Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley: “Once we found Family Promise, I knew things would be ok.”

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Even though it’s behind them, Kat and CJ still get emotional when asked about their time with Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley. Battling homelessness is something they never anticipated. The couple was raising their daughter Abby while Kat studied for her cosmetology license and CJ worked full time. But when CJ’s boss encountered legal issues […]

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An Ounce of Prevention

The Shaw Family

Wednesday, June 19, 2019

Memories of inconveniences like long airport security lines and national park closures may linger from 2018’s federal government shutdown, but many government employees and their families had much greater worries – their paychecks stopped coming. People like Kevin*, a furloughed truck driver, were concerned about keeping a roof overhead and food on the table. Although […]

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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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