Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers Announces Departure

July 29, 2022 | National News

We have important news to share with our community: our CEO, Claas Ehlers, has accepted a new position as CEO of the Jesse Lewis Choose Love Movement and will be leaving Family Promise. Founded by a mother who lost her son in the Sandy Hook massacre, Choose Love, like Family …

Family Promise CEO Statement on Birmingham Church Shooting

June 17, 2022 | National News

A statement from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers: Early this morning I received a text from the executive director of our Affiliate in Birmingham, Alabama. The latest shooting to become national news had taken place at a church that is in their network, a congregation that has hosted families, shared …

Family Promise Launches Leadership Academy Training Programs for Affiliate Staff and Board Members

Each Leadership Academy curriculum will offer skill-based courses to ensure various roles such as Case Managers, Executive Directors, and Development Staff master the proficiencies necessary for success in a Family Promise Affiliate. SUMMIT, NJ, JUNE 6, 2022 – Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit working to prevent and end family …

A Statement from Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council on the Buffalo Shooting

May 17, 2022 | National News

Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing the mass shooting and hate crime in Buffalo, NY. The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, NY over the weekend was a hate crime on the Black community. The gunman made it known–through his …

Family Promise Receives Three Hermes Awards for Creative Endeavors

May 5, 2022 | National News

Family Promise’s work was selected among more than 6,500 entries from throughout the United States and 27 other countries to receive three Hermes Creative Awards in their 16th annual creative competition. Family Promise was awarded a Platinum Award for our 2020 Annual Impact Report and received Gold Awards for our newly updated website and …

Family Promise to Host Third Annual Giving Day Event

April 14, 2022 | National News, Press Releases

The leading national organization working to prevent and end family homelessness hosts its annual digital campaign to raise awareness and funds for housing-insecure families. SUMMIT, NJ, APRIL 14, 2022— On Thursday, April 28th, Family Promise is celebrating its third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and …

Seeing the Invisible

March 4, 2022 | National News

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. In this article, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehler’s explains how …

Family Promise Graduate and Advocate Featured by NPR

February 18, 2022 | National News

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every school district nationwide is required to designate a liaison to identify students experiencing homelessness so they can receive needed services. A recent NPR article discussed the difficulty schools face in identifying students experiencing homelessness resulting in the number of homeless youth and children being severely …

USICH Names New Executive Director

February 1, 2022 | National News

On January 31, 2022, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) approved Jeff Olivet as its new executive director. Olivet will succeed Interim Executive Director Anthony Love, who will return to senior advisor and director of community engagement for the VHA Homeless Programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). …

Family Promise Featured in Guardian’s 2021 Year in Photos

January 12, 2022 | National News

To celebrate the start of the new year and the end of a difficult 2021, The Guardian picked out the most inspirational, moving, and memorable photos they featured over the last 12 months. The compilation showcased the highs and lows of an unpredictable year including a photo essay created by …

Three Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

December 17, 2021 | National News

The holiday season is one for reflection and gratitude, and most of all a time for giving. The COVID-19 pandemic has left families across the country struggling financially and increased the need for Family Promise services. Learn more about how you can help us support families this holiday season below. …

Family Promise Part of National Leadership Effort to Accurately Define Family Homelessness

December 17, 2021 | National News

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ — On December 16, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Family Promise and other local housing organizations including Homeless Solutions and JBWS at Family Promise of Morris County to announce the re-introduction of the bipartisan Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). Family Promise Affiliates also worked to bring …

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