Ikea: Making a House a Home

July 13, 2021 | National News

Home furnishing retailer Ikea touts its stores as “an experience,” and if you’ve ever visited one of its warehouse-sized spaces, you’ll understand why: the maze of room displays transport you to modern city apartments, traditional suburban houses, and beyond. Now, Family Promise is partnering with the retailer to bring the …

Legacy Society: Making Tomorrow’s Dreams Possible

July 12, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

When Susan first learned of Family Promise, she was struck by their holistic, family-first approach to putting families in crisis on the path to independence. “I loved how Family Promise was helping families in my community get back on their feet,” she recalls. After volunteering locally for many years, Susan …

Help Us Move In (HUMI) Awards Challenge Grants to 13 Family Promise Affiliates

July 7, 2021 | Press Releases

Summit, NJ – July 7, 2021 – This week, Family Promise and Help Us Move In (HUMI) have announced the renewal of their challenge grants program. The program, which was founded in 2016, uses seed funding and community collaboration to introduce or strengthen eviction prevention and rehousing programs at Family …

Family Promise Publishes 2020 Annual Impact Report

July 6, 2021 | Press Releases

Corporate Partners Help Change Lives  Summit, NJ —  2020 was a transformative year for Family Promise. Facing a myriad of challenges presented by an unprecedented global pandemic, Family Promise Affiliates across the country adapted to the new landscape, continuing to engage volunteers and serving more families and children than ever …

Why I Give: Walt Griffith

Family Promise volunteer Walt Griffith tells a Christmas Eve story that sounds vaguely familiar. It was 1979 and he was a minister in upstate New York. After the Christmas Eve service, he and his family piled into the car and headed out of town for the holiday. A snowstorm forced …

Night Without a Bed Event Successfully Raises Awareness for Family Homelessness in the U.S.

July 1, 2021 | Press Releases

Participants spent one night sleeping outside of their bed in support of Family Promise Summit, NJ – June 26th, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting family homelessness in the U.S., hosted a summer sleep-out event on June 26th, 2021. Night Without a Bed 2021 brought awareness to …

Charity Navigator Includes Family Promise on Eviction Moratorium Hot Topic

June 29, 2021 | News

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a final extension of the federal eviction moratorium. The eviction moratorium is now slated to end on July 31st. More than 6 million Americans are currently behind on rent and at risk of losing housing at the end of July. …

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31st

June 28, 2021 | News

After a month of uncertainty surrounding the end of the federal eviction moratorium, which was scheduled for June 30th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an extension of the protective measure until July 31st. The extension is welcome news to the more than six million Americans …

Making a Difference in Spanish Class

June 24, 2021 | Affiliate News

Benjamin Lefkovits started taking Spanish lessons in third grade. Spanish class soon became his favorite subject in school and instilled in him a passion for the language and culture. He has acted as translator on family vacations to Spain, but over the past year, during his sophomore year of high …

Family Promise Endorses the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act 2021

June 21, 2021 | Press Releases

Family Promise is pleased and excited to endorse the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, which would create 500,000 housing vouchers specifically prioritized for pregnant women and low-income families with children under the age of 6. We know that for every four eligible households, only 1 household receives much-needed housing …

A Couch is Not a Home: Where the Hidden Homeless Get Housing Vouchers

June 17, 2021 | News

Photo: The Christian Science Monitor Family Promise Featured in The Christian Science Monitor Earlier this month The Christian Science Monitor published an article on families who live “doubled-up,” or sheltered in other people’s homes. The article details how, although this group makes up the majority of families experiencing homelessness, it is …

Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO, Featured on Charity Charge Show

June 17, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

Recently, Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers, was interviewed by Stephen Garten, founder of Charity Charge on their podcast The Charity Charge Show. Read more about the episode here. You can listen to the full episode here: