Summit High School Family Promise Club Finds Virtual Events To Be a Huge Success

August 30, 2021 | Uncategorized

Eight years ago, passionate young volunteers formed the Family Promise Club of Summit High School in Summit, NJ. Although in the middle of a pandemic, Josh Sacks, President of the Family Promise Club at the Summit High School, was determined to keep the mission invigorated. He brought in over 100 …

Why I Give: Walt Griffith

July 5, 2021 | Uncategorized

Family Promise volunteer Walt Griffith tells a Christmas Eve story that sounds vaguely familiar. It was 1979 and he was a minister in upstate New York. After the Christmas Eve service, he and his family piled into the car and headed out of town for the holiday. A snowstorm forced …

Night Without a Bed Event Successfully Raises Awareness for Family Homelessness in the U.S.

July 1, 2021 | Uncategorized

Participants spent one night sleeping outside of their bed in support of Family Promise Summit, NJ – June 26th, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting family homelessness in the U.S., hosted a summer sleep-out event on June 26th, 2021. Night Without a Bed 2021 brought awareness to …

Union County Empowers Families on Path to Financial Wellness One Email at a Time

March 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

For a few hours each month, Jill Harris taps away at her keyboard, summarizing key personal finance concepts into short blurbs that are sent to almost 100 email inboxes twice each week. After reading a personal finance blog about delivering complex information to individuals, Harris was inspired last year to …

Claas Ehlers speaks to Washington Post About D.C. Shelter Policies

March 15, 2021 | Uncategorized

Washington Post: The pandemic helped D.C. slash family homelessness. But a new crisis looms. This week The Washington Post published an article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Washington, D.C. assists families experiencing homelessness. The article describes changes to D.C.’s shelter system that have reduced the number …

Family Promise Responds to Severe Winter Weather

February 18, 2021 | Uncategorized

As severe winter weather impacts much of the U.S., including many areas unaccustomed to snow and ice, Family Promise Affiliates are working to ensure families experiencing homelessness have a warm place to sleep. Donate now to directly support Family Promise Affiliates working in these regions to provide shelter, prevention, and …

Family Promise Celebrates Black History Month

February 16, 2021 | Uncategorized

This week marks the midway point of Black History Month, a month dedicated to the celebration of the achievements of Black Americans. This month also provides us the opportunity to reflect on the challenges that Black Americans have faced, and continue to face, due to historical and intentional racism. In …

Proposed Stimulus Packages Leave Behind America’s Most At-Risk Families

October 22, 2020 | Uncategorized

Virtual Press Conference Brings Together All-Female Panel of Experts According to data released in 2019 by the U.S. Department of Education, one in sixteen children in the United States experience homelessness before their sixth birthday. That’s one child in every kindergarten classroom. In 2020, obtaining housing, maintaining employment, finding childcare, …

The Family Promise ‘Work From Home’ Playlist

April 3, 2020 | Uncategorized

A huge population of Americans are working from home because of the Coronavirus pandemic. The same goes for our Family Promise National staff. Because our efforts to serve families experiencing homelessness have only increased since quarantine measures were put in place, we’ve relied on music to power us through our …

Partner Spotlight: Releases New Gen2Gen Cities Report

January 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

This is a guest blog post from our partners at It was originally published on their blog. View the original here. releases #Gen2Gen Cities, a guide to intergenerational strategies for public sector innovators seeking solutions to community challenges. Across the country, innovative city and county leaders …

Why I Volunteer: Linda Walker and Stacy McIntyre

January 14, 2020 | Uncategorized

Family Promise is a family affair for Linda Walker and her daughter, Stacy McIntyre. Linda got involved with Family Promise’s flagship emergency shelter program in Union County, NJ, 30 years ago. From the beginning, she appreciated how each family’s unique needs were addressed. “Family Promise is willing to listen to …

Boon Supply and Family Promise: Two Gifts in One

November 8, 2019 | Uncategorized

During this season of holiday gift-giving – and all year long – you can double the impact of your gifts. With products for the home and life on the go, Boon Supply, an online retail company that partners with nonprofits to make a difference in communities across the country, offers …

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