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Lyft Helps Family Promise Make Transportation Easier for Families

February 20, 2020 | Success Stories

This winter, Lyft and Family Promise partnered to pilot a program that is helping families in Union County, New Jersey safely get where they need to go. Lyft provided $5,000 in ride credits to be used by families in our Union County program. For many families experiencing or at-risk of …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Amanda

December 31, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Amanda ever received was her son, Maverick, and her ability to give him a bright future. Amanda and her young son moved in and out of shelters before finding Family Promise. Although employed, a lack of reliable transportation made it …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Ma’lia

December 30, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift Ma’lia has given is paying it forward by feeding others who have lost their homes. A single mother of three, Ma’lia worked 17 hours a day, but when a health crisis put her son in the hospital she had to take leave from work …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Marcus

December 27, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift Marcus and his family received was the car Family Promise secured for them. Marcus and his parents lived in a motel for six months before finding Family Promise. His parents were employed, but most of their paychecks went to motel …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Naomi and Jeremy

December 23, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Naomi and Jeremy’s greatest gift has been their family. When living arrangements fell through unexpectedly after relocating their family to a new state, Naomi, Jeremy, and their children alternated nights between a hotel room and their car. Unable to afford daycare, mom and dad scheduled work shifts so …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Alex

December 17, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift Alex can give is her life’s journey which she shares with families in crisis. Alex struggled with addiction for years, even losing custody of her infant daughter, before finding Family Promise. Family Promise helped her reunite with her daughter and …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Given? | Prince

December 11, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever given? The best gift that twelve-year-old Prince has ever given is the 24 inches of his hair he donated in his sister’s memory. Prince resolved to grow his hair nine years ago when his sister was diagnosed with cancer. During the course of her …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Ajaray and David

December 10, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? The best gift that Ajaray and her father, David, received was the car that simplified their commutes to school and work during and after their time at Family Promise. Ajaray and her dad found Family Promise when the move into their new home was …
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What’s the Best Gift You’ve Ever Received? | Breelynn’s Story

December 5, 2019 | Success Stories

What’s the best gift you’ve ever received? Four-year-old Breelynn cherishes the Minnie Mouse doll she received as a gift while in Family Promise’s shelter program. Minnie is her favorite cartoon character. Breelynn and her family were living in a hotel when they found Family Promise. Her Minnie Mouse doll became …
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#FPGives19: After a water main break left their home condemned, Family Promise stepped in

October 21, 2019 | Success Stories

Water is what drove Sonya and her two children out of their home. When their house was flooded by a city water main break, Sonya immediately reached out to the local authorities for assistance but was frustrated by the lack of response. Unable to stay in their home, the family …
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#FPGives19: “Family Promise gave us more than just money for rent”

October 17, 2019 | Success Stories

TJ never anticipated the chain reaction his health issues would trigger. When he was suddenly hospitalized for an extended period, his family was unable to afford rent and their landlord initiated eviction proceedings. Suddenly, the prospect of homelessness became part of their conversation as the family worried about their future. …
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#FPGives19: Gaining Friendship and Family at Family Promise

October 14, 2019 | Success Stories

Twenty-two-year-old Cyla seemed to have it all together, but in reality, her life was filled with turmoil. The single mother of three often struggled to make ends meet despite holding a steady job. And she was raising her children in a crime-ridden neighborhood in Michigan – it was the most …
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