A Statement from Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council on Violence Experienced by the Asian Community

April 5, 2021 | Press Releases

  Family Promise’s Racial Justice Council recently released the following statement, on behalf of the Family Promise network, addressing discrimination experienced by the Asian Community and recent related events. We will not participate in the erasure of pain, harm, and violence experienced by the Asian community. These issues have long …

5 Ways to Support Family Promise From the Safety of Your Home

March 30, 2021 |

Over a year into the COVID-19 crisis, it’s still hard to believe social distancing and wearing masks have become our normal way of life. During a time that has brought mental, emotional, and financial hardship on families, there is no shortage of guests that come to Family Promise for help. …

Family Promise Announces Amande Andere as Innovation Summit Keynote Speaker

March 29, 2021 | Press Releases

Racial and Housing Justice Leader to Speak at May 2021 Virtual Conference on Family Homelessness Summit, NJ, March 25, 2021 — Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, announced Amanda Misiko Andere as the keynote speaker at their May 2021 Virtual Innovation Summit. Amanda Misiko Andere has spent …

Donation Items that Family Promise Union County Needs Now

March 29, 2021 | Affiliate News

Family Promise Union County has been doing great work to meet the needs of families experiencing homelessness in Union County, NJ for decades. Staff and volunteers provide families with programs to empower them on their path to achieve independent housing and with services to help meet their most immediate needs.  …

Clayton and Family Promise Announce Continued Partnership to Prevent and End Family Homelessness Across the U.S.

March 26, 2021 | Press Releases

Through an innovative homelessness prevention program, A Future Begins at Home, Clayton donated $450,000 and 3 homes towards Family Promise homelessness prevention efforts in 2021.   Summit, NJ – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit addressing family homelessness, has announced the continuation of their partnership with Clayton, a national home builder of site-built and …

Lessons in Success: Student-Tutors Help Kids Struggling with Remote Learning and Homelessness

March 25, 2021 | National News

Math isn’t fun in Zykir’s house. But math is just one of the trials the fourth-grader has confronted. Years ago, his family faced homelessness and entered the shelter program at Family Promise Union County in Elizabeth, NJ. His mom Roneeka received job search assistance, found employment and the family moved …

Prevention: Another Solution to Homelessness

March 24, 2021 | National News

If an ounce of prevention is worth a pound of cure, then Family Promise’s     A Future Begins at Home program, funded in part by Innovation Grants made possible by generous donors, is a heavyweight in the arena of homelessness prevention and shelter diversion. The program helps families in crisis …

Why I Give: Cyndee Albertson, Executive Director, Family Promise of Orange County, CA

“If you really want something, you do what it takes,” says Cyndee Albertson. That’s her philosophy in life, and it’s also applicable in her role as executive director at Family Promise of Orange County in Orange, CA. Albertson knows the hard work of turning dreams into reality. One of four …

Union County Empowers Families on Path to Financial Wellness One Email at a Time

March 22, 2021 | Uncategorized

For a few hours each month, Jill Harris taps away at her keyboard, summarizing key personal finance concepts into short blurbs that are sent to almost 100 email inboxes twice each week. After reading a personal finance blog about delivering complex information to individuals, Harris was inspired last year to …

Experts Optimistic About American Rescue Plan, But Warn that Many Low-Income Families Across America are Still at Risk of Homelessness

March 19, 2021 | Press Releases

Family Promise leaders praise new legislation, child tax credit, and rent relief; fear end of eviction moratorium will lead to eviction of families with children. Summit, NJ – On Friday, March 12, four family homelessness experts spoke about the expected impacts of the American Rescue Plan for families experiencing homelessness …

Family Promise Family Featured by Sunday TODAY with Willie Geist

March 15, 2021 | Press Releases

The Foxx Family of Savannah, GA Shared How the Child Tax Credit Will Help Them Achieve Sustainable Independence. When Savannah Foxx, an EMT who has spent the last year helping COVID patients, found herself facing homelessness with her 5 children, Family Promise of the Coastal Empire was there to help. …

Claas Ehlers Speaks to Washington Post About D.C. Shelter Policies

March 15, 2021 | Uncategorized

Washington Post: The pandemic helped D.C. slash family homelessness. But a new crisis looms. This week The Washington Post published an article discussing how the COVID-19 pandemic has changed the way Washington, D.C. assists families experiencing homelessness. The article describes changes to D.C.’s shelter system that have reduced the number …

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