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 …

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 …