Family Promise CEO Statement on Racial Injustice

June 2, 2020 | Press Releases

We are saddened and angered by the murder of George Floyd, yet another example of the prevalent racial injustice and inequality in our country. Recent incidents have shown the crucial role that video footage plays. Before cell phone cameras, these realities were largely ignored by the media and the public, …

Family Promise and Help Us Move In (HUMI) Announce Next Phase of Partnership to House Families

Partnership to support families experiencing homelessness across the United States SUMMIT, NJ — May 1, 2020 — Family Promise is proud to announce the selection of ten Family Promise Affiliates as grant recipients in a national partnership between Family Promise and HUMI, a Washington state-based nonprofit working with communities to …

Family Promise of Union County Receives $10,000 Donation from The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints

Union County, NJ, April 29, 2020 – The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints donated $10,000 to Family Promise of Union County, an organization that helps at-risk and low-income families combat homelessness and gain sustainable independence. “As soon as the COVID-19 crisis began, we quickly developed the COVID-19 Hardship …

Clayton #AtHome Social Media Campaign Embraces Staying Home, Giving Back and Connecting Families

April 24, 2020 | Press Releases

Social media campaign encourages homeowners to share #AtHome moments while educating about importance of preventing family homelessness with Family Promise MARYVILLE, Tenn., April 22, 2020 – Clayton, a national home builder of site-built and off-site built homes, is excited to announce the #AtHome social media campaign, designed to encourage families …

FamilyAlbum Founder Donates $1 Million Towards COVID-19 Relief for Families and Children

April 24, 2020 | Press Releases

The contribution will support the health and wellbeing of families and children negatively impacted by the COVID-19 crisis. TOKYO — mixi, Inc. today announced that FamilyAlbum founder Kenji Kasahara has donated $1 million to help families and children affected by the COVID-19 crisis. FamilyAlbum, a private photo-sharing app for families, …

Family Promise and the Synchrony Foundation Announce $1.2 Million Pilot Program to Combat Homelessness

April 22, 2020 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ, April 22, 2020 – Family Promise, a national non-profit, and Synchrony, a leading consumer financial services company, today announced the pilot launch of a new $1.2 million shelter diversion initiative aimed to help families combat homelessness, an especially important effort amid the Coronavirus pandemic. Local communities are adopting …

Kia Motors Donates $1 Million To Aid Homeless Youth During the COVID-19 Pandemic

April 17, 2020 | Press Releases

Donation is Part of Kia’s Larger “Accelerate the Good” Initiative Offering Relief to Those Affected by – and to Help Prevent the Spread of – COVID-19 Kia pledges $1 million to charities dedicated to ending the plight of homeless youth nationwide Contribution builds on earlier donations of N95 masks and …

American Idol Contestant, Phil Stacey to host virtual concert to benefit Family Promise

April 7, 2020 | Press Releases

Singer to host event to raise awareness about family homelessness during COVID-19 pandemic SUMMIT, NJ – Recording artist, Phil Stacey, best known as a finalist on season 6 of American Idol, will host a virtual concert on Facebook Live. The concert will raise awareness and funds in support of Family …

Family Promise Trains Staff to Facilitate Loss and Grief Workshops

April 6, 2020 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ — On February 26, 2020, Family Promise National and Affiliate staff members gathered in Ambler, PA, for a train the trainer session on Living with Loss, Healing from Homelessness, Family Promise’s new loss and grief curriculum, which addresses a critical gap in services for families experiencing homelessness. This innovative program will help family …

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 …

CEO Message On COVID-19 to the Family Promise Community

March 12, 2020 | Press Releases

As an organization that serves more than 100,000 people a year, and involves 200,000 volunteers, we have been monitoring the current health crisis. For the past month, we have been working with our Affiliates on contingency plans and public health best practices, sharing guidance from the CDC, and public health …

Summit Area Public Foundation Grants $20,000 to Family Promise for Volunteer Program

February 20, 2020 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ— The Summit Area Public Foundation is supporting Family Promise’s expansion of its volunteer management program to include new technology that will assist the organization with engaging Union County volunteers and with prevention and stabilization efforts for families at risk of homelessness in Union County. The $20,000 grant will …