Families at Risk of Homelessness Are Hardest Hit by COVID-19 

March 17, 2020 | National News, Press Releases

A message from Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers on COVID-19 SUMMIT, NJ—With the outbreak of COVID-19, we face an unprecedented challenge in this country. There is a lot we do not know, but there are some elements we can be sure of as they relate to families who are housing …

Child Homelessness, Then and Now

March 11, 2020 | National News

Child homelessness is not decreasing. 2.5 million kids will experience homelessness in 2020 while 1 in 16 kids under the age of 6 will find themselves without a home. Scroll through the slideshow below to view how the number of school-age children experiencing homelessness has changed since 2009. [metaslider id=41364] …

Family Promise CEO Presents Keynote at Federal Reserve Bank of New York

February 25, 2020 | National News

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers gave the keynote address at The Federal Reserve Bank of New York’s panel on youth poverty in Puerto Rico and the Virgin Islands last week. Ehlers kickstarted the event by shining a light on the extent of youth poverty in the United States. “The poverty …

Family Promise Welcomes Three New Trustees

January 30, 2020 | National News, Press Releases

Nonprofit organization wraps up 2019 by inducting new members to Board of Trustees  SUMMIT, NJ – January 30, 2020 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, ended the decade by welcoming the following three new members to its Board of Trustees. Sarah Bird – Community Leader and Former …

Money Moves to Make Before Year’s End

December 20, 2019 | National News

Time-sensitive tips for making the most of your money now and in the new year. As December 31st fast approaches, fourth-quarter financial moves can really pay off for 2020. J.R. Morrison, managing partner at BK Partners, says there are a number of things people can do now to save money …

When Veterans Still Face Battles

November 11, 2019 | National News

“I hear from my kids every day, ‘Dad, we’re proud of you,’ and it’s because of Family Promise,” says David, pictured with his three children and Family Promise of Brevard Executive Director Tara Pagliarini. Homelessness isn’t selective. For more than 30 years, Family Promise has seen families from all backgrounds …

Racing Against Homelessness

Jake Samuels and his mom, Roberta, love to run and always imagined racing side by side one day. It was Family Promise that finally brought their track shoes together when the mother-son duo ran the “Autumn Georgetown 5K and Half” in Washington, D.C., this fall to raise funds and awareness …

Avocado Green Mattress: A New Lease on Life Brings a Good Night’s Sleep

November 1, 2019 | National News

At some point, every parent faces the challenge of getting children to keep their rooms neat. But single mom Katherine doesn’t have that problem her ten-year-old daughter is excited about cleaning her room. That’s because until recently she didn’t have one. Ten years ago, when Katherine encountered financial struggles, she didn’t have any budgeting experience and the family lost their …

Family Promise Week Recognized by NJ Government Officials

October 22, 2019 | National News

Governor Phil Murphy and Senator Cory Booker Recognize Family Promise Week 2019. This week, October 20th through October 27th is Family Promise week! Family Promise is thankful to our New Jersey government officials for recognizing and supporting our efforts to raise awareness in the fight against family homelessness. You can …

Family Promise to Host First-Ever Giving Day Event

October 11, 2019 | National News

Family Promise aims to raise $1 million in 24 hours during Giving Day Event SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – This October, Family Promise Affiliates across the country will participate in Family Promise’s first Giving Day, a one-day online event to raise awareness of Family Promise and the crisis of family …

HUD is Undercounting the Homeless Children in America

September 11, 2019 | 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. These writers are true thought leaders, using their skills and …

Family Promise earns 7th consecutive top rating from Charity Navigator

September 10, 2019 | National News

SUMMIT, NJ, OCTOBER 25 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting family homelessness, has earned its 7th consecutive 4-star rating from Charity Navigator. The rating, which is Charity Navigator’s highest designation, was awarded to Family Promise because of the organization’s strong financial health and commitment to accountability and transparency. …

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