Family Promise Ramps Up Expansion Efforts

January 12, 2023 | Affiliate News

Family Promise recently welcomed a new Affiliate, Family Promise of the Big Bend. Formerly known as Big Bend Housing Coalition, the organization will officially adopt its new name on March 9, 2023. Family Promise of Big Bend joins a network of 200 Affiliates backed by national best practices and resources.  …

Belk Donates $100,000 to Family Promise Affiliates from Point-of-Sale Campaign

April 25, 2022 | Affiliate News, Press Releases

The southern department story chain continues to support the awareness and prevention of family homelessness through its partnership with Family Promise. CHARLOTTE, NC, APRIL 25, 2022— Since 2018, nonprofit organization Family Promise’s partnership with southern department store chain, Belk, has worked to empower families experiencing homelessness. Belk today announced it …

Family Promise of Orange County Hosts Annual Easter Drive

April 12, 2022 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Orange County has helped over 450 families experiencing homelessness find stability and housing since opening their doors ten years ago. This year, they’re hosting a “Hop to It” Easter Drive and asking members of their community to donate food, hygiene products, clothing, and any other items families …

A Recipe for Success

April 7, 2022 | Affiliate News

Knowing your way around the kitchen is a handy skill. But being able to cook for someone else is even more valuable. Family Promise of Blount County is giving some middle school students in Maryville, TN, the chance to do both.  Like all Family Promise Affiliates, Family Promise of Blount …

Family Promise: The Eye of the Storm

February 25, 2022 | Affiliate News

It took the force of a hurricane to show communities across New Jersey the impact of the state’s lack of affordable housing.   Last summer, Hurricane Ida’s path stretched from the Gulf Coast to New England, destroying countless homes and businesses along the way. The city of Elizabeth, NJ, home to …

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. …

Dog Days at Family Promise

September 1, 2021 | Affiliate News, Success Stories

Most employees at Family Promise of the Palouse in Moscow, ID, sit at a desk. But one staff member, Kevin, requires a bed. Kevin is full of compassion for families in crisis and loves his job, but inevitably he likes to lie down and get some shut-eye. It’s all in a day’s …

A Community of Care

August 27, 2021 | Affiliate News

Shari Jones gets an early start to her workday. As the program director for Family Promise of Gainesville (FPG), FL, her to-do list can be extensive. First, she will create trauma-informed training for volunteers and staff to better understand child protective factors and to know when to call the Department …

A Hiking We Will Go: Family Promise Union County Makes Family Fitness a Priority

August 23, 2021 | Affiliate News

As part of the Family Promise Union County’s Summer Fitness calendar, families had the option to do at-home and outdoor fitness routines.

Putting the Teamwork into Affordable Housing

July 20, 2021 | Affiliate News

A collaboration between Family Promise and an association that represents small landlords puts tenants and landlords on the same team. This article is the first in a two-part series about a unique partnership that strives to overcome affordable housing barriers in Philadelphia. One of the many fallouts of COVID in the …

Making a Difference in Spanish Class

June 24, 2021 | Affiliate News

Benjamin Lefkovits started taking Spanish lessons in third grade. Spanish class soon became his favorite subject in school and instilled in him a passion for the language and culture. He has acted as translator on family vacations to Spain, but over the past year, during his sophomore year of high …

Diane Mbombo Tite: Expanding Access through Translation and Interpretation

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 …