Finding a Home at Family Promise

September 1, 2023 | Success Stories

From the time he was 13 years old, James* lived with his grandmother, Alice. She dedicated her time to raising and eventually becoming the legal guardian of her grandson. Despite the challenges of raising him on her own, she strived to provide for James and support him in what he …

From Homelessness to Hope

August 17, 2023 | Success Stories

Julia* and her children first found themselves facing homelessness when Julia left an abusive relationship.   Some time later, with the help of loved ones and a new, supportive partner, Ivan, Julia got back on her feet. But just as things were returning to normal, she faced yet another setback – …

A Father’s Dream

June 14, 2023 | Success Stories

This Father’s Day, Tim will celebrate knowing he has a better relationship with his son. He’ll also be one step closer to having a home.

Moms With Newborns Are The Priority For This Family Promise Shelter

May 11, 2023 | Success Stories

Bringing a newborn home for the first time is a momentous occasion for all moms. But imagine giving birth and being released from the hospital with a baby but no home to return to. That’s the situation countless parents find themselves in every year. And it’s a scenario that inspired …

A Size 17 Cinderella Story

March 13, 2023 | Success Stories

In the tale of “Cinderella,” a prince goes looking for the girl whose foot perfectly fits the shoe. For 17-year-old Jeremy* at Family Promise of Beaverton, OR, it was all about finding the perfect shoe to fit his foot.  When Jeremy and his family came to Family Promise, he had …

Family Promise Grad Writes a New Chapter in His Story

March 1, 2022 | Success Stories

It goes without saying that homelessness is a stressful situation. Family Promise’s emphasis on trauma-informed care ensures all aspects of the crisis are considered when working with families in need. But families also learn to manage this stress in their own ways. For one dad, that involved writing a book.  …

Nicole Latulippe Finds Herself Through Grow With Google Program

January 18, 2022 | Success Stories

I am a wife, and mother of 4. I never finished my college degree and stayed at home with my kids full-time for 15 years. I went back into the workforce and found myself (and a new passion) at Family Promise of Skagit Valley (FPSV). Continuing my education has always …

Meet Oscar and Elisa

December 31, 2021 | Success Stories

Oscar knew hard times as a youth in Mexico. When he moved to the U.S. in 1994, he had dreams of a better future. He settled down in Salt Lake City, UT, where his sister lived, worked hard, and eventually started a family. Now grandparents, Oscar and his wife Elisa …

Meet Karlene

December 31, 2021 | Success Stories

Last spring, when most people were worrying about the health pandemic and COVID vaccines, Karlene and her family had bigger concerns: where to sleep. Their car was their home for a brief time when they lost their housing and witnessing the chaos the pandemic had caused in the world, the …

Meet Kylie and David

December 29, 2021 | Success Stories

When Kylie says, “Life doesn’t stop for anybody,” the Cedar Rapids, IA, mom know knows what she’s talking about. This year, her three-year-old son, Cooper, underwent a kidney transplant, and finances have been tight as her partner, David, experienced an employment rollercoaster caused by the health pandemic. “We hit a …

Meet Ilisapeti and Hen

December 27, 2021 | Success Stories

Ilisapeti had never learned to budget. When she, her husband, Hen, and their three children moved to Las Vegas, the casinos seemed more like a fun pastime than the treacherous path they became. “I loved the slots!” Ilisapeti recalls. “I enjoyed spending. I used up all our money without thinking …

Meet Amberlee

December 20, 2021 | Success Stories

Like all parents, Amberlee wanted to keep her family safe when COVID hit. But when she unexpectedly faced unemployment and homelessness, “security” took on new meaning. Amberlee and her children were surprised to learn their apartment building was scheduled for demolition. Around the same time, Amberlee was in an auto …