#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. …

#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 …

#FPGives19: College-Bound with the Help of Family Promise

October 8, 2019 | Success Stories

Malik seemed like a typical teenage boy. He complained about high school, was sociable and had many friends, and liked to play sports. He excelled at football. But Malik was hiding a big secret: his family had lost their home and alternated between sleeping in their car and staying with …

#FPGives19: Little Steps Make a Big Difference

October 1, 2019 | 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’ home …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …