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 …

Family Promise ROI: The Impact of Your Investment

April 9, 2021 | National News 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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …