Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

September 13, 2017 | National News

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast …

Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

August 16, 2017 | National News

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented …

Family Promise Semi-finalist for $50,000 Prize

August 8, 2017 | National News today announced that Family Promise is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, a national competition that will award $50,000 each to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over the age of 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth. …

Sen. Cory Booker, Family Promise Fight Unfair Tenant Blacklisting Practices

July 21, 2017 | National News

  Time is running out for Ada Lopez.   Ada has always been an attentive mother to her two teen-aged daughters and a hard worker—until recently, she held two jobs to support her family.  But last year she became sick and unable to work.  When she couldn’t meet her bills, …

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, …

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, …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Family Promise Elects Celgene Executive to National Board

March 17, 2017 | National News

Nadim Ahmed Family Promise, the nonprofit leader addressing family homelessness on a national level, is pleased to announce the addition of Nadim Ahmed to its National Board of Directors. Ahmed serves as President, Worldwide Markets for Celgene Corporation, which, like Family Promise, is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.   Ahmed …

Family Promise Launches Pets with a Promise.

February 21, 2017 | National News

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce the launch of  Pets with a Promise, which provides direct funding for Family Promise Affiliates nationwide for a variety of services, allowing families to keep their pets while working towards independence in the program. The program …