Family Promise Guests Reflect on the Legacy of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr.

January 20, 2021 | Affiliate News

This week, in honor of Martin Luther King Jr., we asked guests and graduates of Family Promise to share their thoughts and reflections on the legacy of Dr. King and his work. These are their responses: “I believe it’s very significant to celebrate MLK for what he did and what …

Sharing to Promote Caring

January 15, 2021 | Affiliate News, Success Stories

Dreshawn hasn’t always wanted to share his story. A traumatic period during his teenage years was enough to convince him to keep history in the past. But now in his early 20s, he recognizes that sharing his story instills hope and compassion in others. When Dreshawn was 17, his family …

Family Promise Announces and Celebrates 2021 Board of Trustees

January 14, 2021 | National News, Press Releases

Addition of New Board Member Betsy Bernard Betsy Bernard of Bonita Springs, FL, and Harding Township, NJ, has joined Family Promise National’s board of trustees. Bernard is the owner/director of LEAP Guarantor, a lease guarantor service, and former president of AT&T. Her significant board experience spans two decades and includes …

Advocacy Roundup: Looking Toward the Future as the COVID-19 Crisis Continues

January 6, 2021 | National News

2020 was a year of uncertainty. COVID-19 and the resulting economic recession have worsened the country’s already devastating homelessness crisis. As the new year kicks off, here are the advocacy efforts we are prioritizing in 2021. Update on COVID Relief Legislation On December 27th, President Trump signed the long-awaited Coronavirus …

Belk Provides Essential Support to Family Promise Affiliates Across the South in 2020

December 29, 2020 | National News

Over a half-million dollars of support provided to prevent and address family homelessness Belk, the southern department store chain, donated over $550,000 for Family Promise in 2020. These funds were raised by customers as part of Belk’s Charity Day Sales, in addition to the more than $1 million in support …

Elijah: Moving On

December 28, 2020 | Success Stories

“People need a support system. That’s what I noticed about Family Promise. They guide people to their financial freedom so they can be successful.” It’s not simply a roof overhead that creates a home. A combination of supports and critical skills are necessary to achieve independence, security, and financial stability. …

Announcing the Future Begins at Home: Prevention Innovation Grant

December 22, 2020 | Affiliate News, Press Releases

Summit, NJ — December 21, 2020 — Keeping a family in its home is paramount to the family’s health, safety, and overall well-being. Thanks to the generous support of Clayton Homes and Ikea, Family Promise National is pleased to announce that 20 Affiliates across the country will receive a total …

Rachel: Always Courageous

December 21, 2020 | Success Stories

“There were times I didn’t even realize I needed help until [Family Promise] helped me. They push you sometimes.” Photo credit, Milton Hershey School Semper Fortis (“Always Courageous”) is the motto of the United States Navy. For 19-year-old Navy sailor Rachel, you could also say it has been her life’s …

Family Promise CEO Featured in Podcast

December 18, 2020 | Voices of Family Promise

“Families experiencing homelessness are everywhere, but they don’t have big neon signs over their heads saying WE ARE A HOMELESS FAMILY. And so people don’t understand the magnitude of the issue.” Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was featured in a recent episode of the Talks With… podcast. You can …

Faith and Messiah: Finding Stability and a Sense of Purpose

December 14, 2020 | Success Stories

“I feel able to take on my situation much better now. I’m learning to plan and think things through.” Faith is used to challenges. Being on her own since her parents passed away when she was 16 forced her to become resourceful and self-reliant. Not that it was easy. “I …

Investing in Futures

December 9, 2020 | Voices of Family Promise

You can’t solve one problem without solving all the problems.     This is a maxim in social services, and rightly so.  A mom struggling with poverty and homelessness benefits greatly from employment. But she needs to secure transportation to her job, childcare for her preschooler, and stable housing if she …

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