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Family Promise Awards Technology Innovation Grant to 35 Affiliates

November 16, 2021 | Press Releases

Summit, NJ—Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to end family homelessness, awarded $5,000 to 35 Family Promise Affiliates to improve technology optimization—including hardware, software, and connectivity. The funding will improve technology access and capacity for Affiliate staff and the individuals served in Family Promise programs. Affiliates were selected through …
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10 Stats That Showcase the Intersectionality of Homelessness

November 2, 2021 | News

Acknowledging the complex and multifaceted nature of homelessness is a necessary step in finding its solution. At Family Promise, we recognize the many areas of social justice that overlap with the issue of family homelessness and incorporate them in our approach. Family Promise has been, and will continue to be, vocal on topics regarding racial justice, disability justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, and other societal challenges …
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Starting a Family Promise Affiliate

October 28, 2021 | National News

Family Promise is the leading national organization preventing and ending family homelessness. Our approach involves prevention services before families become homeless, shelter to help families experiencing homelessness access housing, and stabilization programs once families have secured housing. Family Promise also offers transformative outreach for civic groups, faith communities, and corporations …
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Tenth Home Donated Through Clayton Partnership

October 26, 2021 | National News

 A partnership focused on preventing families from experiencing homelessness and stabilizing them long-term is changing the future for children in America. Clayton, national builder of off-site and site-built homes, recently donated a new home to Family Promise of Baldwin County in Summerdale, AL, marking the tenth home Clayton has donated …
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Step Up to Fight Homelessness This October

October 19, 2021 | National News

This month, Family Promise will host a week-long event to raise awareness about the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S. Family Promise Week, which runs Oct. 24-31, will highlight an issue many call “an invisible crisis.” Every year, more than three million children in America experience homelessness, and one …
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Family Promise Partners with Google to Launch Digital Skills Resources Program

October 15, 2021 | Press Releases

Summit NJ — Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit addressing family homelessness, and Google, the multi-national technology company, have partnered to provide access to digital training and reskilling through Grow with Google. Google has donated scholarships for Grow with Google workshops and for the Google Career Certificate program to help Family …
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Distributing Rental Assistance, One Family at a Time

September 30, 2021 | Success Stories

Much has been written about the slow rollout of the $46.5 billion in Emergency Rental Assistance funding allocated by Congress to support tenants and landlords. The Treasury Department recently reported that states and localities have distributed just 11% of the existing funds. Pressure to speed up the rollout increased when the Supreme Court ended the …
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Family Promise Leadership Updates

September 27, 2021 | National News

Family Promise’s role as a leader in the fight against family homelessness continues to grow as organizations and individuals increasingly turn to Family Promise as a respected authority on this crisis.  Recently, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was invited to serve a second three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank …
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Family Promise Earns Perfect Score and 9th Consecutive 4-Star Rating from Charity Navigator

September 17, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

Summit, NJ – Sept. 16, 2021 – Family Promise’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency have earned it a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the 9th consecutive time that Family Promise has earned this top distinction, including a perfect score of 100 out of 100 points. Since 2002, using …
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Family Promise Publishes 2020 Annual Impact Report

September 10, 2021 | National News

Corporate Partners & Supporters Help Change Lives Summit, NJ – 2020 was a transformative year for Family Promise.  Facing a myriad of challenges presented by an unprecedented global pandemic, Family Promise Affiliates across the country adapted to the new landscape, continuing to engage volunteers, and serving more families and children …
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The Power of YEP!

September 7, 2021 | Affiliate News, Success Stories

Nothing sounds as positive as the word “yes.” Unless you’re talking to families at Fort Bend Family Promise in Missouri City, TX, where “YEP!” is an even more affirmative word. The Affiliate’s Youth Empowerment Planning program, better known as YEP!, strives to minimize the impact of homelessness on kids.  “YEP! is the base of our overall program,” explains Etta Vincent, the Affiliate’s associate director. …
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Hurricane Ida Relief

September 3, 2021 | National News

Hurricane Ida left a trail of devastation across portions of the country, impacting dozens of Family Promise Affiliates and hundreds of families. We need your support!  Please help now!   Family Promise Affiliates Family Promise Affiliates and families from the Gulf Coast to the Northeast are reeling from the devastation of …
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