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Family Promise Featured in Guardian’s 2021 Year in Photos

January 12, 2022 | National News

To celebrate the start of the new year and the end of a difficult 2021, The Guardian picked out the most inspirational, moving, and memorable photos they featured over the last 12 months. The compilation showcased the highs and lows of an unpredictable year including a photo essay created by …
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Three Reasons Why People Fall into Homelessness

January 12, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

For those of us who have never experienced homelessness, it is easy to assume homelessness is a choice. The truth is: the reasons why people fall into homelessness are complex. Rarely does someone choose to give up the safety, comfort, and stability a home provides. With that said, here are …
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Meet Oscar and Elisa

December 31, 2021 | Success Stories

Oscar knew hard times as a youth in Mexico. When he moved to the U.S. in 1994, he had dreams of a better future. He settled down in Salt Lake City, UT, where his sister lived, worked hard, and eventually started a family. Now grandparents, Oscar and his wife Elisa …
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Meet Karlene

December 31, 2021 | Success Stories

Last spring, when most people were worrying about the health pandemic and COVID vaccines, Karlene and her family had bigger concerns: where to sleep. Their car was their home for a brief time when they lost their housing and witnessing the chaos the pandemic had caused in the world, the …
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Meet Kylie and David

December 29, 2021 | Success Stories

When Kylie says, “Life doesn’t stop for anybody,” the Cedar Rapids, IA, mom know knows what she’s talking about. This year, her three-year-old son, Cooper, underwent a kidney transplant, and finances have been tight as her partner, David, experienced an employment rollercoaster caused by the health pandemic. “We hit a …
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Meet Ilisapeti and Hen

December 27, 2021 | Success Stories

Ilisapeti had never learned to budget. When she, her husband, Hen, and their three children moved to Las Vegas, the casinos seemed more like a fun pastime than the treacherous path they became. “I loved the slots!” Ilisapeti recalls. “I enjoyed spending. I used up all our money without thinking …
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Kiddie Academy Educational Child Care Donates $40,000 to Family Promise

December 21, 2021 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ (December 20, 2021)- In honor of Kiddie Academy’s 40th anniversary, the organization has donated $40,000 to Family Promise to fund a new training program and provide scholarships focused on helping women achieve career growth in early childhood education. Kiddie Academy’s contribution will help launch the Family Promise Leadership Academy in 2022 to offer …
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Family Promise Announces 2022 Board of Trustees — Betsy Bernard Elected Chair

December 20, 2021 | Press Releases

SUMMIT, NJ—Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit engaging communities to address family homelessness, has announced its 2022 board of trustees and celebrates the service of outgoing Board Chair Leah Griffith, and long-time trustees Stacey Slater Sacks, and Rick Vicens. Griffith, managing partner of Watts Consulting, was elected board chair in …
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Meet Amberlee

December 20, 2021 | Success Stories

Like all parents, Amberlee wanted to keep her family safe when COVID hit. But when she unexpectedly faced unemployment and homelessness, “security” took on new meaning. Amberlee and her children were surprised to learn their apartment building was scheduled for demolition. Around the same time, Amberlee was in an auto …
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3 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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Family Promise Part of National Leadership Effort to Accurately Define Family Homelessness

December 17, 2021 | National News

MORRIS PLAINS, NJ — On December 16, Representative Mikie Sherrill (NJ-11) joined Family Promise and other local housing organizations including Homeless Solutions and JBWS at Family Promise of Morris County to announce the re-introduction of the bipartisan Homeless Children and Youth Act (HCYA). Family Promise Affiliates also worked to bring …
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6 Affiliates Awarded Help Us Move In (HUMI) Challenge Grants

December 16, 2021 | Press Releases

Family Promise and Help Us Move In (HUMI), a nonprofit “on a mission helping children to escape homelessness by engaging communities in sustainable solutions,” are eager to announce the next stage of their partnership. Six Family Promise Affiliates have been awarded $20,000 challenge grants toward homelessness prevention and stabilization. The …
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