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. …

Fighting the Impact of Child Homelessness

June 19, 2019 | National News

Homelessness has a grave impact on children. Statistics show children who experience homelessness are more likely to be placed in special education programs, repeat a grade, and become depressed, anxious, or suicidal. Nearly half of these children drop out of school at least once. That’s why Family Promise has partnered …

350+ Attend Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio

April 18, 2019 | National News

Members of our Guest Advisory Council attend a line dancing night at the Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, Texas.  Last week, more than 350 advocates for children and families from Family Promise Affiliates and partners gathered at the Family Promise National Conference just steps from the Alamo in …

Family Promise Rates Four Stars…Again

February 11, 2019 | National News

There are nearly 1.5 million public charities registered in the United States. To be rated by Charity Navigator, an organization must, among other criteria, have generated at least $1 million in revenue for two consecutive years and been in existence for at least seven years. Their criteria lower the total …

Belk Shares the Love with Family Promise

February 6, 2019 | National News

Belk is helping us transform the lives of southern families experiencing homelessness.

Girl Scouts Offers New Opportunities For Girls Experiencing Homelessness

January 31, 2019 | National News

This innovative Girl Scout troop is giving girls in the Family Promise program the chance to thrive.

Family Promise Helps Lily Return to Sesame Street

December 13, 2018 | National News

Lily, the shy, 7-year-old, fuchsia muppet who first appeared on Sesame Street in 2011, is back, thanks to a helping hand from Family Promise and a few other friends. Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, has launched a suite of …

The Eviction Crisis

December 3, 2018 | National News

Family homelessness is an American crisis: 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in the United States.  The causes of family homelessness have a simple determinant—incomes have not kept pace with housing costs.    Since 1960, rents nationwide have risen by 61% while renters’ average incomes have only increased …

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