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Cheryl Schuch: The Burden of Homelessness is Much Greater than Losing a House

March 11, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

Cheryl Schuch wants you to understand the long-term effects of homelessness on children.
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Too Many Children Experiencing Homelessness Aren’t Being Counted

February 27, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

On February 13th 2019, the US House of Representatives Finance Services Committee held the first ever full-committee Hearing on Homelessness.  Family Promise and our partners advocating for children and youth experiencing homelessness applaud the efforts of Chairwoman Waters as well as the bipartisan members of the Committee to learn more …
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“Injustice Anywhere is a Threat to Justice Everywhere”

February 15, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers explores how Martin Luther King Jr. might react to our modern day homelessness crisis.
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Tara Pagliarini speaks about her work at Family Promise of Brevard

January 9, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. These directors are true thought leaders, using their skills …
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A New Year’s message from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers

January 4, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar, let us take a moment to reflect upon where we have been and what we have accomplished. This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise as a national organization. In 1988, we started as the National Interfaith Hospitality Network with …
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Tony McDade Offers His Perspective on Family Homelessnes

December 13, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

 Tony McDade at the Greenville, SC Day Center. As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness.  These …
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Reflections as My Board Service Comes to an End

December 6, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Katherine Dinsdale is a longtime board member of Family Promise of Lawrence (KS).  Her term is ending and she took the time to share her reflections on her time spent as a trustee of this dynamic Affiliate.  She captures the essence of volunteering for Family Promise—its challenges, its rewards, and …
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Charities Should Pay Themselves First

November 7, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise Chief Operating Officer Sandy Miniutti recalls a lesson from her father that charities should adopt today.  As a child, I remember my father often saying to me in his deep, authoritarian voice, “Hey kid, always pay yourself first.” What he meant by that was to be sure to put …
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A Partnership to Protect Our Children

October 25, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) partners with Family Promise to provide our Affiliates and the families they serve with tools to aid in the prevention and support of missing/exploited children.  This blog post is co-authored by the two organizations. It likely comes as no surprise to …
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Home Is Where the Dog Is

October 11, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise Chief Impact Officer Cara Bradshaw writes about what Home means to her… As far back as I can remember,    walking into my home meant an exuberant greeting from a    four-legged friend,    tail wagging, running circles around my legs. I    grew up    with    …
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From our CEO: Attending the Housing, Not Handcuffs Conference and Advocating for #HCYA

July 13, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

In the mid 1980s several heroes of the fight against homelessness emerged. One of them was our founder, Karen Olson. Another was Maria    Foscarinis, who was an architect of the McKinney-Vento Act, the most important legislation relating to homelessness ever written. Each year, Maria’s organization—the National Law Center on  …
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Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers appears on Jeff Olivet’s Changing the Conversation podcast

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers speaks with Jeff Olivet about Family Promise’s work engaging communities to support families experiencing homelessness and how the Bassuk Center partnership will inform and strengthen those efforts. https://familypromise.org/wp-content/uploads/2018/04/t3_podcast_S3_Claas_Ehlers_Edited_v2_mixdown.mp3  
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