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Battling Family Homelessness with a Haircut

September 24, 2019 | Success Stories

Prince was three when his big sister Aneshia was diagnosed with cancer. At a loss for how to help her, he decided to grow his hair with the intention of donating it to her. In the midst of this crisis, the Union County, New Jersey, family lost their home. Statistics …
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A Mom’s Life Transformed Through Family Promise

September 23, 2019 | Success Stories

Alex, a single mom from Shenandoah County, VA, struggled with addiction for years and found herself unable to focus on recovery. Even after losing custody of her infant daughter, Alex simply did not have the support structure in place to make a major life change. Alex credits Family Promise with her …
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An Ounce of Prevention

June 19, 2019 | Success Stories

Memories of inconveniences like long airport security lines and national park closures may linger from 2018’s federal government shutdown, but many government employees and their families had much greater worries – their paychecks stopped coming. People like Kevin*, a furloughed truck driver, were concerned about keeping a roof overhead and …
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Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley: “Once we found Family Promise, I knew things would be ok.”

June 19, 2019 | Success Stories

Even though it’s behind them, Kat and CJ still get emotional when asked about their time with Family Promise of Yellowstone Valley. Battling homelessness is something they never anticipated. The couple was raising their daughter Abby while Kat studied for her cosmetology license and CJ worked full time. But when …
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Father’s Day: What a Dad Wouldn’t Do for His Daughter

June 10, 2019 | Success Stories

Family Promise honors dads everywhere this Father’s Day. Whether it’s “like father, like son” or a daughter who’s “daddy’s little girl,” we’re celebrating fathers, like Kelly, and all they do for their families.   As with all fathers, Kelly’s life changed when he became a parent. But in Kelly’s case, his …
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A Decades Long Family Promise Love Story

May 23, 2019 | Success Stories

Childhood friends Diana and Shariff first met at age 12 and later became one another’s first love. When they eventually returned to being good friends, they made a pact: If they were both single at age 40, they’d get married.  As young adults, they lost touch when Shariff moved to …
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Keeping It All in the Family

October 3, 2018 | Success Stories

Pictured from left to right: Kat Lilley, Family Promise guest, Charisse Jordan   As the name implies, family    is a recurring theme    at Family Promise: the families who remain together during a time of crisis as they regain stability; the extended    families    guests and volunteers form …
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To Ground Zero and Back

September 10, 2018 | Success Stories

Collisa recalls exactly where she was during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 – stuck on a New York City subway. A single mother and former teacher-turned-police officer, Collisa was heading to graduate school classes when tragedy struck. She was called to action and spent the next two …
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Family Promise Goes to the Dogs

August 27, 2018 | Success Stories

In 16-year-old Tasha’s world, dogs really are man’s best friend. Or rather, one dog in particular. Little did    she and her family    know how important their new puppy, Roxie, would become to them when they brought her home three years ago. There was an immediate connection between Tasha, …
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Little Steps Make a Big Difference

August 3, 2018 | Success Stories

It’s difficult to     raise a family    together when you’re split between    two households, but that’s exactly what    Danielle and Chris    were forced to do    when Chris lost his job    and the family lost    its    home.    After two months    of    living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ …
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Family Promise Bridges the Gap between America’s Dairyland and the land of Mardi Gras

July 9, 2018 | Success Stories

Every day,   Family Promise   Affiliates make    a difference in the lives of    local    children and    their parents. But sometimes the    Family Promise “family”    bridges many miles. All it took was one late rent check for James, Nadine, and their two young children to lose …
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The Power of Knowledge

June 18, 2018 | Success Stories

Single mom Tiffanie has always believed education is the key to the future, even setting an example for her four children by enrolling in a nurse assistant certification program. But as a student with no reliable income, when she lost her home after a divorce she and her children, ages …
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