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Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

November 15, 2016 | National News

Candice Stewart-Fife and Karen Olson One person can make a difference.  Family Promise took those words to heart at our annual Fall Fling fundraiser on November 4 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The event, honoring Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, raised nearly $350,000– our most successful …
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Family Promise and HomeAid Partner to House Families

October 26, 2016 | National News

Fort Bend Family Promise Day Center grand opening in Missouri City, Texas. Family Promise has partnered with HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds and renovates facilities and housing for those experiencing homelessness.  The relationship will allow Family Promise Affiliates nationwide to be considered for HomeAid building projects in communities where …
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Family Promise Week Off and Running

October 18, 2016 | National News

The Family Promise Club in front of the national office. New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino (center) raised the celebrity quotient. Family Promise Week kicked off on October 16 in Summit, New Jersey, with Pursue the Promise, an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the national leader addressing …
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National Support Brings Local Change

September 8, 2016 | National News

Marie Muddiman (center) with staff and Regional Director Jeanna Beck (second from left).   “Our job doesn’t end with creating Affiliates. Our focus every day is on helping them march towards excellence.” Family Promise President Claas Ehlers. While the creation of Affiliates is a key goal for Family Promise, much …
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2015 Results: A Year of Accomplishment

June 23, 2016 | National News

The final returns from the 2015 Family Promise national census are in and the results are eye-opening. Last year, Family Promise Affiliates and our 180,000 volunteers helped more homeless and at-risk families than ever before—nearly 58,000 served nationwide. Inspirational, to be sure, that so many compassionate individuals are eager and …
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Grateful Families Helped by Family Promise Say “Thank You” at Annual Breakfast

May 19, 2016 | National News

Samantha and Shauna Bolton The lives of teenagers Shauna and Samantha Bolton were turned upside-down last year when their father, Shawn, lost his job of 25 years. The family ended up homeless. Determined to remain together during a difficult transition, the Boltons turned to the Summit-based Family Promise organization for …
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PJ’s Place Spreads Joy

May 2, 2016 | National News

Mary Ryan, a Family Promise-Union County (NJ) volunteer from Westfield’s Church of the Holy Trinity, created a very special moment at Family Promise’s national conference in Long Beach, CA on April 9.  She announced that the Ryan family will donate the funding for a new playground to an Affiliate at …
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Family Promise 14th National Conference Looks to the Future

April 27, 2016 | National News

“Waves bring change.” FP President Claas Ehlers. Nearly 300 people received Claas Ehlers’ message at Family Promise’s 14th national conference, “The Next Wave,” in Long Beach, California, April 8-10, 2016.  Staff, board members and volunteers from Affiliates nationwide gathered to celebrate the work being done to end family homelessness and chart …
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New Beginnings: One Year In

February 17, 2016 | National News

    Because financial literacy is a critically important component to helping the families we serve attain independence, Family Promise partnered with Woodforest National Bank in October 2014 to develop New Beginnings, a comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for low-income families. Now, approaching the initiative’s one-year anniversary, we’re proud to report …
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A Message from Claas Ehlers

February 3, 2016 | National News

Dear Friends, As you know, Karen Olson retired as President of Family Promise and I assumed that role this January. It is an honor and a privilege to succeed her. It also sets a very high bar. The high bar is necessary. Karen has created and guided an organization that …
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Local Partnerships Provide Key Support

January 25, 2016 | National News

Unity Bank’s Janice Bolomey and family at Box City. One of the features that make Family Promise extraordinary is our ability to reach out into the community and engage a wide range of support for the families we serve. Congregations, corporations, agencies, schools—our Affiliates create a diverse group of stakeholders …
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Karen Olson’s Farewell

January 13, 2016 | National News

Dear Friends, Goodbyes are never easy, but I retire as President of Family Promise with a heart filled with joy. Joy that, even after all these years, the premise upon which Family Promise was built – that people are compassionate and want to make a difference – remains true today …
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