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Diane Mbombo Tite: Expanding Access through Translation and Interpretation

Birds

Thursday, June 3, 2021

Many people managing their own company and parenting two children under ten require a lot of coffee. Diane Mbombo Tite has done all of this during a global pandemic while only drinking tea. “Coffee makes me jittery,” she says. Mbombo’s newly launched company, Akula Interpreting and Translation, LLC, is the codification of her multi-lingual and […]

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Family Promise of Tualatin Valley: Fighting for Housing Fairness

Rose Money and Brylee Gnant

Monday, May 3, 2021

Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, countless families have lost income, but the eviction moratorium has helped many remain in their homes even if they can’t make their rent payments. What the national order hasn’t protected families from, however, is unscrupulous property management. Brylee Gnant, a case manager at Family Promise of Tualatin Valley […]

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Family Promise is in the Business of Stress Management

family sitting and smiling on fence - FP stepped in when they faced homelessness

Thursday, April 8, 2021

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family fell behind on rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became a constant conversation as they worried about the future. Fortunately, they were able to remain in their […]

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Sharing to Promote Caring

Dreshawn

Friday, January 15, 2021

Dreshawn hasn’t always wanted to share his story. A traumatic period during his teenage years was enough to convince him to keep history in the past. But now in his early 20s, he recognizes that sharing his story instills hope and compassion in others. When Dreshawn was 17, his family entered Family Promise’s shelter program. […]

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Elijah: Moving On

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Monday, December 28, 2020

“People need a support system. That’s what I noticed about Family Promise. They guide people to their financial freedom so they can be successful.” It’s not simply a roof overhead that creates a home. A combination of supports and critical skills are necessary to achieve independence, security, and financial stability. That’s why Family Promise addresses […]

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Rachel: Always Courageous

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Monday, December 21, 2020

“There were times I didn’t even realize I needed help until [Family Promise] helped me. They push you sometimes.” Semper Fortis (“Always Courageous”) is the motto of the United States Navy. For 19-year-old Navy sailor Rachel, you could also say it has been her life’s maxim. Rachel, her sister, and their mother lived in a […]

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Faith and Messiah: Finding Stability and a Sense of Purpose

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Monday, December 14, 2020

“I feel able to take on my situation much better now. I’m learning to plan and think things through.” Faith is used to challenges. Being on her own since her parents passed away when she was 16 forced her to become resourceful and self-reliant. Not that it was easy. “I was pushing seventeen,” she recalls. […]

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Bruce and Brayden: An Unexpected Journey Leads to New Beginnings

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Monday, December 7, 2020

“I can’t believe where we were and where we are. Being homeless was actually a new beginning. Family Promise made all the difference.” When single dad Bruce found himself unemployed, he could see twists and turns in the road ahead. But he never imagined his journey would lead to homelessness. Plans for a new job […]

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Theresa: Turning Homelessness into Hope

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Monday, November 30, 2020

“I want youth struggling with homelessness to know they can still do great things with their lives. There are people fighting for them.” Most teenagers would agree high school can be a tumultuous time. Peers, school, and self-doubts can contribute to the rollercoaster of adolescence. But 17-year-old Theresa had to contend with even more during […]

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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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