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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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    …

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  …

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.  

Volunteer Spotlight: Leonard Prentice

  Leonard Prentice and his bike in front of the Family Promise national office. Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. Prentice, as he is known in …

From our CEO: The Promise of Micro-Entrepreneurship

According to a study from Oxford University, by 2030, 47% of all jobs will be threatened by automation. This was one of many startling observations shared at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference last week in Detroit.  More than 600 people involved in the future of enterprise gathered to engage …

Our Community Blog: Margo Greenfield, Family Promise Volunteer and Donor

March 22, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Margo Greenfield is a longtime supporter of Family Promise.  She and her family have been volunteering with the Union County program for years and, as a member of the Promise Guild, Margo donates to the organization on a monthly basis.  We asked her to share with the community her thoughts …

Family Promise of Cobb County, GA

February 6, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

2.5 million children in the U.S. will experience homelessness this year.

YOU can help.

Give children and families in crisis a safe place to sleep tonight and the chance for a brighter future.


Thank you!