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4th Annual Family Promise Week Celebrated Nationwide

December 19, 2016 | National News

Burbank Mayor Jess Talamantes, Verdugos Board Chair Renee Johnson, and Director Albert Hernandez. Every October, we take a week to step back from our full-time focus on helping families out of homelessness to commemorate our successes while raising awareness.  Family Promise Week was celebrated this year from October 16-23, with …
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Doing Good Together

December 19, 2016 | National News

In 2016, Family Promise launched several innovative partnerships with nationally renowned nonprofits.  These collaborations allow us to broaden our outreach and provide more comprehensive services to our families, ultimately speeding their journeys to independence.   HomeAid is a national partnership of builders with chapters in twelve states that builds and …
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Family Promise Again Receives Highest Rating from Charity Navigator

December 13, 2016 | National News

  For the fourth consecutive year, Family Promise, the Summit-based, national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, has  been awarded a coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has recognized Family Promise’s work with four out of a possible four …
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Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

November 15, 2016 | National News

Candice Stewart-Fife and Karen Olson One person can make a difference.  Family Promise took those words to heart at our annual Fall Fling fundraiser on November 4 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The event, honoring Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, raised nearly $350,000– our most successful …
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Family Promise and HomeAid Partner to House Families

October 26, 2016 | National News

Fort Bend Family Promise Day Center grand opening in Missouri City, Texas. Family Promise has partnered with HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds and renovates facilities and housing for those experiencing homelessness.  The relationship will allow Family Promise Affiliates nationwide to be considered for HomeAid building projects in communities where …
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Family Promise Week Off and Running

October 18, 2016 | National News

The Family Promise Club in front of the national office. New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino (center) raised the celebrity quotient. Family Promise Week kicked off on October 16 in Summit, New Jersey, with Pursue the Promise, an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the national leader addressing …
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National Support Brings Local Change

September 8, 2016 | National News

Marie Muddiman (center) with staff and Regional Director Jeanna Beck (second from left).   “Our job doesn’t end with creating Affiliates. Our focus every day is on helping them march towards excellence.” Family Promise President Claas Ehlers. While the creation of Affiliates is a key goal for Family Promise, much …
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2015 Results: A Year of Accomplishment

June 23, 2016 | National News

The final returns from the 2015 Family Promise national census are in and the results are eye-opening. Last year, Family Promise Affiliates and our 180,000 volunteers helped more homeless and at-risk families than ever before—nearly 58,000 served nationwide. Inspirational, to be sure, that so many compassionate individuals are eager and …
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Grateful Families Helped by Family Promise Say “Thank You” at Annual Breakfast

May 19, 2016 | National News

Samantha and Shauna Bolton The lives of teenagers Shauna and Samantha Bolton were turned upside-down last year when their father, Shawn, lost his job of 25 years. The family ended up homeless. Determined to remain together during a difficult transition, the Boltons turned to the Summit-based Family Promise organization for …
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PJ’s Place Spreads Joy

May 2, 2016 | National News

Mary Ryan, a Family Promise-Union County (NJ) volunteer from Westfield’s Church of the Holy Trinity, created a very special moment at Family Promise’s national conference in Long Beach, CA on April 9.  She announced that the Ryan family will donate the funding for a new playground to an Affiliate at …
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Family Promise 14th National Conference Looks to the Future

April 27, 2016 | National News

“Waves bring change.” FP President Claas Ehlers. Nearly 300 people received Claas Ehlers’ message at Family Promise’s 14th national conference, “The Next Wave,” in Long Beach, California, April 8-10, 2016.  Staff, board members and volunteers from Affiliates nationwide gathered to celebrate the work being done to end family homelessness and chart …
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New Beginnings: One Year In

February 17, 2016 | National News

    Because financial literacy is a critically important component to helping the families we serve attain independence, Family Promise partnered with Woodforest National Bank in October 2014 to develop New Beginnings, a comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for low-income families. Now, approaching the initiative’s one-year anniversary, we’re proud to report …
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