Rev. Dr. William Barber II Will Keynote Family Promise National Conference

November 29, 2018 | National News

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring his call for a national “moral revival” to the    Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13, 2019, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Rev. Dr. William Barber II Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social …

A New National Curriculum to Create Housing Opportunities for Families

September 18, 2018 | National News

Good Tenancy course in Lawrence, KS. Family    Promise and    the National Association of Realtors®    (NAR)    recently    announced    the launch    of    Keys to Good Tenancy, a responsive curriculum    that provides families    with    the knowledge and skills to be good tenants.  The …

Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

August 3, 2018 | National News

Joel Kelly, Wendy Sweet and Claas Ehlers Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively …

Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

July 23, 2018 | National News

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the …

Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

July 10, 2018 | National News

Even though Carmen was working long hours as a certified nursing assistant, she was having trouble paying rent on the apartment she shared with her 2 daughters. Michelle’s husband abruptly turned her family out of their home, but only after depleting the savings she had from her consignment shop. These …

Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

June 12, 2018 | National News

Houses for Change creator Mark Wasserman and two young students decorating their donation boxes. Children are our future, as the song goes, but, thanks to Houses for Change, concerned kids nationwide are also having a real impact on family homelessness today.  This month, Family Promise celebrated the 500th sale of …

Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

May 25, 2018 | National News

Family Promise, the leading nonprofit engaging communities across the country to address family homelessness, continues to evolve as it celebrates 30 years transforming lives and empowering families as a national organization. That change starts at the top, and Family Promise recently announced several leadership changes to their National Board of …

National Leaders on Homelessness Join Forces

May 21, 2018 | National News

  Family Promise and    The    Bassuk    Center    on    Homeless    and Vulnerable Children &    Youth proudly announce a new partnership to address    the critical issue    of family homelessness.  The two organizations are joining forces with other direct service providers, forming a National Network …

Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

May 15, 2018 | National News

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met …

Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

May 4, 2018 | National News

Pictured from left to right: Kelly Donovan, Sabrina Short, Julia Davidson (Photo: Annette O’Riordan)     Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, …

Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

April 24, 2018 | National News

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic …

Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

April 20, 2018 | National News

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick …

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