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Long-Time Volunteer Shares Why She Gives Back

December 14, 2021 | Uncategorized

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. …
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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 …
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Former Teacher Brings Community Together to Help Local Families

December 9, 2021 | Uncategorized

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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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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 …
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Meet Romona

November 29, 2021 | Success Stories

This year, Romona and her children will have their very first Christmas tree and will create new holiday traditions. That’s because for the first time ever, they’re living in their own home. Until this year, the family lived in less-than-ideal situations. Their last residence had unreliable plumbing and a broken …
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Family Promise Awards Technology Innovation Grant to 35 Affiliates

November 16, 2021 | Press Releases

Summit, NJ—Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit working to end family homelessness, awarded $5,000 to 35 Family Promise Affiliates to improve technology optimization—including hardware, software, and connectivity. The funding will improve technology access and capacity for Affiliate staff and the individuals served in Family Promise programs. Affiliates were selected through …
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10 Stats That Showcase the Intersectionality of Homelessness

November 2, 2021 | News

Acknowledging the complex and multifaceted nature of homelessness is a necessary step in finding its solution. At Family Promise, we recognize the many areas of social justice that overlap with the issue of family homelessness and incorporate them in our approach. Family Promise has been, and will continue to be, vocal on topics regarding racial justice, disability justice, LGBTQ+ rights, gender equality, and other societal challenges …
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Starting a Family Promise Affiliate

October 28, 2021 | National News

Family Promise is the leading national organization preventing and ending family homelessness. Our approach involves prevention services before families become homeless, shelter to help families experiencing homelessness access housing, and stabilization programs once families have secured housing. Family Promise also offers transformative outreach for civic groups, faith communities, and corporations …
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Tenth Home Donated Through Clayton Partnership

October 26, 2021 | National News

 A partnership focused on preventing families from experiencing homelessness and stabilizing them long-term is changing the future for children in America. Clayton, national builder of off-site and site-built homes, recently donated a new home to Family Promise of Baldwin County in Summerdale, AL, marking the tenth home Clayton has donated …
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Step Up to Fight Homelessness This October

October 19, 2021 | National News

This month, Family Promise will host a week-long event to raise awareness about the crisis of family homelessness in the U.S. Family Promise Week, which runs Oct. 24-31, will highlight an issue many call “an invisible crisis.” Every year, more than three million children in America experience homelessness, and one …
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