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Family Promise Gala Brings the Roaring Twenties to Summit

November 13, 2017 | National News

Flappers and fedoras were the order of the evening as Family Promise hosted its annual Fall Fling at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 3.  145 guests attended the Twenties-themed event which raised more than $280,000 in support of our mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into …
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Leaders Show Up

October 27, 2017 | National News

FP National takes the Hill. Family Promise was formed thirty years ago around the idea of providing shelter and hospitality to families in need, but we have grown into so much more.  As the national leader in the fight against family homelessness, Family Promise recognizes that we have a responsibility …
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15th Family Promise National Conference Celebrates Change

October 27, 2017 | National News

Family Promise leaders from Juneau to Jacksonville, from Portland to Pearl Harbor, came to our nation’s capital for the 15th  Annual Family Promise  Conference. The theme was United We Serve, but as Family Promise’s CEO Claas Ehlers pointed out, it could just as easily have been United We Change. “Being …
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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

September 25, 2017 | National News

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy …
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Karen Olson Tours Harvey Damage

September 21, 2017 | National News

The devastating power of Hurricane Harvey affected the entire Family Promise community in the Affiliates touched by the storm.  Guest families, staff, board members, volunteers—all had their lives changed to some degree, some profoundly.  Congregations were flooded, possessions destroyed, homes lost, many families relocated.  We continue to offer our thoughts …
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Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

September 13, 2017 | National News

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast …
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Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

August 16, 2017 | National News

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented …
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Family Promise Semi-finalist for $50,000 Prize

August 8, 2017 | National News

Encore.org today announced that Family Promise is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, a national competition that will award $50,000 each to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over the age of 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth. …
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Sen. Cory Booker, Family Promise Fight Unfair Tenant Blacklisting Practices

July 21, 2017 | National News

  Time is running out for Ada Lopez.   Ada has always been an attentive mother to her two teen-aged daughters and a hard worker—until recently, she held two jobs to support her family.  But last year she became sick and unable to work.  When she couldn’t meet her bills, …
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Family Promise Partners with HUMI to House Families

July 3, 2017 | National News

Family Promise is proud to announce a partnership with Help Us Move In (HUMI), a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to fund and create programs helping families facing housing crises.  The model is based on the shared beliefs of the two organizations that a combination of case management, opportunity, …
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Family Promise Launches Program to Move Families to Home Ownership

May 30, 2017 | National News

Family Promise proudly announces the launch of Partners in Housing, an innovative solution designed to assist families experiencing homelessness transition quickly to owning homes of their own.  With funding from the Tides Foundation, Family Promise is making three initial grants of $10,000 to Affiliates in Colorado Springs (CO), Gainesville (FL), …
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Family Promise Breakfast Celebrates the Power of Transformation

May 25, 2017 | National News

Baby James takes a bow. “We are here this morning not just to be INSPIRED but to be EMPOWERED.  Inspired by the people you will meet today and empowered to make a difference.”   Martin Wise. With his opening remarks, Family Promise board member Martin Wise welcomed nearly 225 volunteers, …
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