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 …

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 …

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 …

Three Ways To Give Back This Holiday Season

December 17, 2021 | National News

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. …

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 …

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 …

Long-Time Volunteer Shares Why She Gives Back

December 14, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

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. …

Meet Anabel

December 13, 2021 | Success Stories

High school senior Anabel felt the impact of COVID more than most students. Medical care for her ill father induced Anabel’s family to move to Vancouver, WA, where they quickly discovered the city’s lack of affordable housing. While the family struggled with homelessness, schools went remote, so Anabel started her …

Former Teacher Brings Community Together to Help Local Families

December 9, 2021 | Success Stories

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 …

Belk October 2021 Charity Day Sale Raises $346,000 for Family Promise

December 7, 2021 | National News

Belk, the southern department store chain, held its 2021 Charity Day Sale in October, raising $346,685 to support Family Promise Affiliates in their work to address family homelessness. Since 2018, Family Promise’s partnership with Belk has worked to empower families experiencing homelessness. Throughout the pandemic, Belk’s support has allowed Affiliates …

Family Promise Featured By NPR: Two Single Moms Overcome Homelessness

December 7, 2021 | News

This week, NPR published a story highlighting the United States’ affordable housing crisis and its direct link to family homelessness. Families made up about 30% of the homeless population in 2020, and a large portion of those families are led by single mothers who must secure housing and employment all …

Meet Dana

December 6, 2021 | Success Stories

Dana and her children have known homelessness in many shapes. When they found themselves homeless in the midst of a global health pandemic, the family slept in parks, in friends’ backyards, even in abandoned houses. At one point, they lived in a hotel far from Dana’s job that required an …