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A Statement from Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council on the Buffalo Shooting

May 17, 2022 | National News

Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing the mass shooting and hate crime in Buffalo, NY. The horrific mass shooting in Buffalo, NY over the weekend was a hate crime on the Black community. The gunman made it known–through his …
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Family Promise Receives Three Hermes Awards for Creative Endeavors

May 5, 2022 | National News

Family Promise’s work was selected among more than 6,500 entries from throughout the United States and 27 other countries to receive three Hermes Creative Awards in their 16th annual creative competition. Family Promise was awarded a Platinum Award for our 2020 Annual Impact Report and received Gold Awards for our newly updated website and …
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Family Promise to Host Third Annual Giving Day Event

April 14, 2022 | National News, Press Releases

The leading national organization working to prevent and end family homelessness hosts its annual digital campaign to raise awareness and funds for housing-insecure families. SUMMIT, NJ— On Thursday, April 28th, Family Promise is celebrating its third annual Giving Day, a 24-hour online campaign to raise awareness and support for families …
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Family Promise Graduate and Advocate Featured by NPR

February 18, 2022 | National News

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every school district nationwide is required to designate a liaison to identify students experiencing homelessness so they can receive needed services. A recent NPR article discussed the difficulty schools face in identifying students experiencing homelessness resulting in the number of homeless youth and children being severely …
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USICH Names New Executive Director

February 1, 2022 | National News

On January 31, 2022, the U.S. Interagency Council on Homelessness (USICH) approved Jeff Olivet as its new executive director. Olivet will succeed Interim Executive Director Anthony Love, who will return to senior advisor and director of community engagement for the VHA Homeless Programs for the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). …
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Family Promise Featured in Guardian’s 2021 Year in Photos

January 12, 2022 | National News

To celebrate the start of the new year and the end of a difficult 2021, The Guardian picked out the most inspirational, moving, and memorable photos they featured over the last 12 months. The compilation showcased the highs and lows of an unpredictable year including a photo essay created by …
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Family Promise Part of National Leadership Effort to Accurately Define Family Homelessness

December 17, 2021 | National News

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ — On December 16, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Family Promise and other local housing organizations including Homeless Solutions and JBWS at Family Promise of Morris County to announce the re-introduction of the bipartisan Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). Family Promise Affiliates also worked to bring …
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Belk October 2021 Charity Day Sale Raises $346,000 for Family Promise

December 7, 2021 | National News

Belk, the southern department store chain, held its 2021 Charity Day Sale in October, raising $346,685 to support Family Promise Affiliates in their work to address family homelessness. Since 2018, Family Promise’s partnership with Belk has worked to empower families experiencing homelessness. Throughout the pandemic, Belk’s support has allowed Affiliates …
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Starting a Family Promise Affiliate

October 28, 2021 | National News

Family Promise is the leading national organization preventing and ending family homelessness. Our approach involves prevention services before families become homeless, shelter to help families experiencing homelessness access housing, and stabilization programs once families have secured housing. Family Promise also offers transformative outreach for civic groups, faith communities, and corporations …
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Tenth Home Donated Through Clayton Partnership

October 26, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

A partnership focused on preventing families from experiencing homelessness and stabilizing them long-term is changing the future for children in America. Clayton, national builder of off-site and site-built homes, recently donated a new home to Family Promise of Baldwin County in Summerdale, AL, marking the tenth home Clayton has donated …
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Step Up to Fight Homelessness This October

October 19, 2021 | National News

This month, Family Promise will host a week-long event to raise awareness about the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S. Family Promise Week, which runs Oct. 24-31, will highlight an issue many call “an invisible crisis.” Every year, more than three million children in America experience homelessness, and one …
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Family Promise Leadership Updates

September 27, 2021 | National News

Family Promise’s role as a leader in the fight against family homelessness continues to grow as organizations and individuals increasingly turn to Family Promise as a respected authority on this crisis.  Recently, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was invited to serve a second three-year term on the Federal Reserve Bank …
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