Family Promise Partners with HUMI to House Families

July 3, 2017 | National News

Family Promise is proud to announce a partnership with Help Us Move In (HUMI), a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to fund and create programs helping families facing housing crises.  The model is based on the shared beliefs of the two organizations that a combination of case management, opportunity, …

Our Community Blog: Cary Bayless, Development and Marketing Director, Family Promise of Greater Chattanooga, “Called to Community”

June 29, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

When I first moved to Chattanooga, Tennessee, the beautiful trails of Lookout Mountain, the fish in the Tennessee River, and the hymns we paired with fiddle and guitar on Sundays made me feel at home. What made the feeling of Chattanooga as “home” permanent was not the natural beauty of …

Our Community Blog: Scott Rickert, Family Promise of Florence Board Member, “Host Week”

I am writing this after our first Family Promise family left the church to move to their “new home for the week”, another church here in Florence.  Goodbye was hard, not just for the family, who asked our Affiliate’s Director if they could please stay, but for us, as well. …

Family Promise Launches Program to Move Families to Home Ownership

May 30, 2017 | National News

Family Promise proudly announces the launch of Partners in Housing, an innovative solution designed to assist families experiencing homelessness transition quickly to owning homes of their own.  With funding from the Tides Foundation, Family Promise is making three initial grants of $10,000 to Affiliates in Colorado Springs (CO), Gainesville (FL), …

Family Promise Breakfast Celebrates the Power of Transformation

May 25, 2017 | National News

Baby James takes a bow. “We are here this morning not just to be INSPIRED but to be EMPOWERED.  Inspired by the people you will meet today and empowered to make a difference.”   Martin Wise. With his opening remarks, Family Promise board member Martin Wise welcomed nearly 225 volunteers, …

Welcome Three New Affiliates to the Family!

May 17, 2017 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Central Connecticut opens as our first Affiliate in the Nutmeg State and brought their first family into the program on February 12th.  Their Executive Director is Don Carlson, who has spent over 20 years working in the Church World as a lay professional, primarily as a children …

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Ending Family Homelessness: It Takes a Community

Last year, one out of 30 children experienced an episode of homelessness.    That number is simply unacceptable.   Recently, two other numbers with profound implications on low-income families have been in the news.   That first one is $6 billion, the proposed reduction in the HUD budget.  This would …

Family Promise President Named to New York Fed’s Community Advisory Group

May 10, 2017 | National News

Photo by New York Fed Family Promise President Claas Ehlers was named to the Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s Community Advisory Group (CAG), a private-sector group comprised of leaders of nonprofit organizations, community development organizations, and philanthropic foundations from throughout the Federal Reserve’s Second District. CAG members will provide …

Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Simple Acts of Kindness Change Lives”

April 27, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

I love talking with families who have been through the Family Promise program, so, before speaking at an Affiliate, I always have these conversations in order to share with  that Affiliate what it has meant to families.  You might think that families begin by talking about the shelter accommodations or …

A Focus on Leadership

April 25, 2017 | National News

President Claas Ehlers with Trustees Richard Vicens, Angela Schroeder, Cary Hardy, and Martin Wise Family Promise is always looking to take advantage of the extraordinary talents of those who have been touched by our organization.  Whether a former guest or a captain of industry, compassionate individuals who want to make …

A Community Comes Together

April 25, 2017 | Affiliate News

In November, Family Promise launched the Power of One campaign to create eight new Affiliates and serve an additional 1,000 children each year. The Initiative honors Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, and raised more than $188,000 from 48 longtime and new supporters. Family Promise is leveraging these resources to respond …

Family Promise Partners with GrantStation

April 24, 2017 | National News

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with GrantStation, Inc., offering Affiliates the opportunity to identify potential funding sources as well as resources to mentor them through the grantseeking process.  GrantStation memberships are available for sale at the Family Promise store, offering complete access to GrantStation’s extensive selection of online …