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 …

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 …

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 …

The Summer Surge of Homelessness

August 3, 2020 | National News

As summer arrives and temperatures soar, so do the number of families experiencing homelessness in the U.S. Shelters see great need in winter when people seek protection from the elements. But shelters nationwide report a “summer surge” when applications increase by as much as 25 percent. Overcrowding and utility bills …

Help Us Advocate for Families Experiencing Homelessness: Emergency Family Stabilization Act

July 24, 2020 | National News

The Emergency Family Stabilization Act At Family Promise, we know that in communities across the United States, the Coronavirus has made achieving stability even harder for families experiencing homelessness. Low-income families have been some of the hardest hit by unemployment, loss of childcare, and food insecurity. As part of our …

Night Without a Bed Makes a Lasting Impression

June 26, 2020 | National News

Hundreds of people across the country went to sleep on June 20 without a bed…on purpose. Participants in Family Promise’s Night Without a Bed campaign slept anywhere except their beds – sofas, tents, sleeping bags on the floor, in their cars – to raise support and awareness for the crisis …

Family Promise’s Response to Letter from NJ Lawmakers on Continuum of Care Awards

June 26, 2020 | National News

On June 18, Senator Cory Booker and Representative Mikie Sherrill sent a letter to congressional leadership urging them to ease application requirements for key housing programs during the COVID-19 crisis. Here is a response from Family Promise’s West Regional Director, Stacy Pollard. You can view the letter from Senator Booker …

Family Promise Volunteer Appears on Jeopardy!

June 18, 2020 | National News

“What is…Family Promise?” That would be the answer to Paul Trifiletti’s description of his volunteer work during contestant introductions on an episode of the popular tv quiz game show Jeopardy! in March. When asked about his volunteerism, Trifiletti described his work with Family Promise of Athens, GA. Show host Alex …

Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

June 17, 2020 | National News, Press Releases

NONPROFIT ORGANIZATION INDUCTS NEW BOARD MEMBERS IN EARLY 2020 SUMMIT, NJ – June 17, 2020– Earlier this year, Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, welcomed three new members to its Board of Trustees. Alex English – Basketball Hall of Fame Inductee (‘91), Retired Professional Basketball Player & …

Voices of Family Promise | Mitchell Petit-Frere of Family Promise National Highlighted for Work Organizing March

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. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and …

Introducing Night Without a Bed | June 20, 2020

May 15, 2020 | National News

Eight-year-old Abby never expected she’d be doing her homework in a motel room every night. But when her dad lost his job, her family had to give up their home. They moved into a motel, and Abby went from having her own bedroom to sharing one room with her entire …

“Stay Home, Play Together” Campaign Has Students Competing to Fight Family Homelessness

May 6, 2020 | National News

It’s a straight shot for members of the New England Small College Athletic Conference (NESCAC) soccer teams to score a goal for families battling homelessness. Team members from 11 Northeastern colleges and universities are participating in “Stay Home, Play Together,” a fundraiser to benefit Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit …

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