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Family Promise of Gainesville, FL

March 13, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

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Our Community Blog: T.J. Putman, Director, Family Promise Salem Affiliate, “Seen and Unseen”

February 14, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

There’s a ding on the wall!  There are  dishes in the sink!!  There are unpacked boxes on floor!!! There is a spot on the carpet!!!!   There is a dead spot on the lawn!!!!!! Today I met with one of regular Office Angel Volunteers and we shared a little about how …
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Our Community Blog: Nick Zullo, Director, Family Promise of Greater Helena, “Live in Stillness”

January 23, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

“Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance, and it allows us to appreciate their true value.” These words were spoken by Rafael Eduardo Pino. A native of Venezuela, he said he visited the Amazon jungle in Leticia, Columbia, near the borders …
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Our Community Blog: Teressa Ramsey, Regional Director, “Leap of Faith”

January 10, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

July 1, 2013 was a hot and rainy Monday in New London, Connecticut. As my husband and I pulled away from the United States Coast Guard Academy, leaving our youngest daughter to begin her Swab Summer training, I strived to catch one last glimpse of her, but she had already …
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Claas Ehlers Chats with FP of Spokane

January 5, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

https://youtu.be/EigOHnZkWC4 Family Promise of Spokane (WA) Executive Director Steve Allen and Village (their mentoring program) Director Jon Schuler interviewed Claas Ehlers, President of Family Promise. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about how the organization got to where we are now, where Spokane fits into the bigger picture, and where we hope …
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Our Community Blog: Jen Isralowitz, Volunteer and Donor, “A Time for Giving”

December 12, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I became involved with Family Promise seven years ago, when a friend invited my daughter and me to join her family at Summit’s Unitarian Church in hosting guest families on Christmas Day. Those few hours in the church basement exposed how little my family understood about homelessness in our local …
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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Giving Thanks and Hospitality”

November 23, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

When I travel to visit Affiliates, I am often invited to stay in the home of a board member or director.  Even though I have a hectic schedule and can use the evenings to catch up on work, I eagerly accept those invitations. For one, I am cheap—and they save …
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Our Community Blog: Gabie Vicens, Volunteer, “Spreading Cheer”

November 14, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I first found out about Family Promise when I was in Middle School working towards my Girl Scouts Silver Award.  I had an idea of helping homeless children and families, but wasn’t sure exactly how.  When I visited Family Promise, I was put in touch with the Executive Director of …
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Our Community Blog: Stacy Pollard, Regional Director, “Working Together”

November 3, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I recently returned to work after maternity leave. My two daughters, 2 years old and 8 weeks old, were in childcare as I turned on my computer and sifted through 700 emails that accrued in my absence. It was a bittersweet feeling—the emotions of leaving them, combined with the excitement …
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See You Around Town: Family Promise

November 2, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

https://youtu.be/k4XSjLDzHjQ   Summit, New Jersey Mayor Nora Radest speaks with Family Promise staff and supporters about their mission to help families experiencing homelessness in Union County and across the country.
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Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Compassionate Hospitality”

October 18, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

This September I had the remarkable experience of spending a week in Bolivia. My son was studying there and I wanted to visit him, but also I have extensive family throughout the country, only one member of which I had ever met. So my wife, feeling this was a singular …
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Our Community Blog: Mel Davis, Social Work Intern, FP of Greater Denver, “PhotoVoice: ‘The Struggle of Everyday Life'”

September 28, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise of Greater Denver recently launched a new artistic initiative known as PhotoVoice, offering program guests at our shelter an opportunity to express their experiences through photographs. PhotoVoice is a way for participants and viewers alike to develop a critical consciousness about the conditions associated with poverty, joblessness, and …
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