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Voices of Family Promise


Voices of Family Promise

Tara Pagliarini speaks about her work at Family Promise of Brevard

Wednesday, January 9, 2019

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and […]

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A New Year’s message from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers

Friday, January 4, 2019

Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar, let us take a moment to reflect upon where we have been and what we have accomplished. This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise as a national organization. In 1988, we started as the National Interfaith Hospitality Network with a handful of Affiliates in […]

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Tony McDade Offers His Perspective on Family Homelessnes

Thursday, December 13, 2018

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness.  These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills and expertise to develop and […]

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Reflections as My Board Service Comes to an End

Thursday, December 6, 2018

Katherine Dinsdale is a longtime board member of Family Promise of Lawrence (KS).  Her term is ending and she took the time to share her reflections on her time spent as a trustee of this dynamic Affiliate.  She captures the essence of volunteering for Family Promise—its challenges, its rewards, and the lasting impact it will […]

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Charities Should Pay Themselves First

Wednesday, November 7, 2018

Family Promise Chief Operating Officer Sandy Miniutti recalls a lesson from her father that charities should adopt today.  As a child, I remember my father often saying to me in his deep, authoritarian voice, “Hey kid, always pay yourself first.” What he meant by that was to be sure to put money away for a rainy […]

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A Partnership to Protect Our Children

Thursday, October 25, 2018

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) partners with Family Promise to provide our Affiliates and the families they serve with tools to aid in the prevention and support of missing/exploited children.  This blog post is co-authored by the two organizations. It likely comes as no surprise to hear that homeless youth face […]

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Home Is Where the Dog Is

Thursday, October 11, 2018

Family Promise Chief Impact Officer Cara Bradshaw writes about what Home means to her… As far back as I can remember,    walking into my home meant an exuberant greeting from a    four-legged friend,    tail wagging, running circles around my legs. I    grew up    with    Terri,    a spunky Border […]

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Five Years Since Entering the Shelter Program, Kat Lilley Reflects

Wednesday, August 8, 2018

Each anniversary of entering Family Promise’s shelter program, Kat Lilley takes time to reflect, to cry, and grieve with the woman and mother she was that night. Five years ago, I cried myself to sleep in a large Sunday School room, in the basement of a local church. I cried uncontrollably, while my six children […]

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From our CEO: Attending the Housing, Not Handcuffs Conference and Advocating for #HCYA

Friday, July 13, 2018

In the mid 1980s several heroes of the fight against homelessness emerged. One of them was our founder, Karen Olson. Another was Maria    Foscarinis, who was an architect of the McKinney-Vento Act, the most important legislation relating to homelessness ever written. Each year, Maria’s organization—the National Law Center on    Homelessness and Poverty    (NLCHP)—hosts a […]

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Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers appears on Jeff Olivet’s Changing the Conversation podcast

Monday, May 21, 2018

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers speaks with Jeff Olivet about Family Promise’s work engaging communities to support families experiencing homelessness and how the Bassuk Center partnership will inform and strengthen those efforts.  

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