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Family Promise Program Outcomes Evaluation Request for Proposal 

May 2, 2022 | Uncategorized

Introduction  Family Promise is pleased to release this Request for Proposal for a consultant, evaluation firm and/or academic institution to conduct a multi-site evaluation to assess the impact and effectiveness of Homelessness Prevention (Prevention) programs and programs to divert families from emergency shelter into temporary or long-term housing (Shelter Diversion).  …
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Seeing the Invisible

March 4, 2022 | Uncategorized

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. In this article, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehler’s explains how …
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Three Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

December 17, 2021 | Uncategorized

The holiday season is one for reflection and gratitude, and most of all a time for giving. The COVID-19 pandemic has left families across the country struggling financially and increased the need for Family Promise services. Learn more about how you can help us support families this holiday season below. …
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Long-Time Volunteer Shares Why She Gives Back

December 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

One of the things Nancy Caputo likes about volunteering with Family Promise Union County is the ripple effect it has on people’s desire to give back. She recalls the time a volunteer purchased items to fill a school backpack and was surprised to see how quickly the charges added up. …
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Former Teacher Brings Community Together to Help Local Families

December 9, 2021 | Uncategorized

Every other month, a group of retired teachers in Union County, NJ, meets for lunch. They may spend time reminiscing about their school days, but lately the conversation tends to be about homelessness. That’s because Patricia Novy, a former art teacher is leading the group in efforts to support families …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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