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SelectQuote Volunteers at Family Promise of Lawrence County

April 22, 2021 | National News

April 18 – April 24, 2021 is National Volunteer Week. At Family Promise, none of what we do would be possible without the support of our volunteers. Working alongside the individuals Family Promise serves,  volunteers are the backbone of Family Promise’s work and the reason the organization has been able …
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10 Stats That Show How COVID-19 Has Worsened Housing Inequality

April 19, 2021 | National News

2020 was a year of uncertainty and stress for all of us. The pandemic brought with it a long list of new issues and exacerbated existing ones, with housing inequality near the top of the list. With the rise in unemployment and the toll of COVID-19 on many people’s health, …
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Family Promise Giving Day Will Raise Awareness and Funds to Keep Low-Income Families Housed

April 15, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

National Organization Sees Increase in Number of U.S. Families Experiencing Homelessness Summit, New Jersey, April 21, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to prevent and end family homelessness, has seen an increase in families seeking assistance since the start of the Coronavirus Pandemic. In response to this, …
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How HUD Can Best Serve Families Through the American Rescue Plan Act

April 12, 2021 | National News

On Tuesday, March 30, 2021, Family Promise joined First Focus on Children, the National Network for Youth, and SchoolHouse Connection in providing recommendations for U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development’s (HUD) guidance for homelessness assistance, supportive services, and emergency rental vouchers included in the American Rescue Plan Act (ARP). …
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Family Promise One of Only 71 Nonprofits in the United States to Earn a Perfect Score from Charity Navigator

April 12, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

The 100-point score gives the organization its eighth consecutive 4-star rating. SUMMIT, NJ – April 12, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting to end family homelessness, has received a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator. This is the eighth consecutive time that Family …
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Family Promise ROI: The Impact of Your Investment

April 9, 2021 | National News

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=SPzqyym9tps Summit, NJ – On Wednesday, March 24 and Monday, March 29, 2021, Family Promise hosted a virtual town hall discussing the impact of the global health pandemic on the landscape of family homelessness, the work Family Promise does, and how donor support for families battling homelessness is changing the …
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Lessons in Success: Student-Tutors Help Kids Struggling with Remote Learning and Homelessness

March 25, 2021 | National News

Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. But math is just one of the trials the fourth-grader has confronted. Years ago, his family faced homelessness and entered the shelter program at Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ. His mom Roneeka received job search assistance, found employment and the family moved …
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Prevention: Another Solution to Homelessness

March 24, 2021 | National News

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Family Promise’s     A Future Begins at Home program, funded in part by Innovation Grants made possible by generous donors, is a heavyweight in the arena of homelessness prevention and shelter diversion. The program helps families in crisis …
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Family Promise Announces and Celebrates 2021 Board of Trustees

January 14, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

Addition of New Board Member Betsy Bernard Betsy Bernard of Bonita Springs, FL, and Harding Township, NJ, has joined Family Promise National’s board of trustees. Bernard is the owner/director of LEAP Guarantor, a lease guarantor service, and former president of AT&T. Her significant board experience spans two decades and includes …
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Advocacy Roundup: Looking Toward the Future as the COVID-19 Crisis Continues

January 6, 2021 | National News

2020 was a year of uncertainty. COVID-19 and the resulting economic recession have worsened the country’s already devastating homelessness crisis. As the new year kicks off, here are the advocacy efforts we are prioritizing in 2021. Update on COVID Relief Legislation On December 27th, President Trump signed the long-awaited Coronavirus …
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Belk Provides Essential Support to Family Promise Affiliates Across the South in 2020

December 29, 2020 | National News

Over a half-million dollars of support provided to prevent and address family homelessness Belk, the southern department store chain, donated over $550,000 for Family Promise in 2020. These funds were raised by customers as part of Belk’s Charity Day Sales, in addition to the more than $1 million in support …
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Paul Feig, Director of ‘Bridesmaids’ and Founder of Artingstall’s Gin, Highlights Family Promise During Watch Party

October 6, 2020 | National News, Press Releases

  September 24th was a night of laughs, behind-the-scenes stories, and delicious cocktails, but Paul Feig’s Quarantine Cocktails and Bridesmaids Watch Party was also a night of raising awareness about family homelessness. Over 720 viewers tuned into the virtual event to learn how to make cocktails featuring Paul’s Artingstall’s Brilliant …
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