A New Year’s message from Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers

January 4, 2019 | Voices of Family Promise

Happy New Year! As we turn the calendar, let us take a moment to reflect upon where we have been and what we have accomplished. This past year marked the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise as a national organization. In 1988, we started as the National Interfaith Hospitality Network with …

From Homeless to Home for the Holidays

December 21, 2018 | Affiliate News

 Our newest corporate partner, Clayton Homes, worked with Family Promise and our New Braunfels Affiliate in Texas to make sure a deserving family would have a home for the holidays.  The DePaz family lost their family-owned roadside assistance business and soon found themselves without housing.  Here is their story, …

Tony McDade Offers His Perspective on Family Homelessnes

December 13, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

 Tony McDade at the Greenville, SC Day Center. As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of our Affiliate Council—a collection of some of Family Promise’s most dynamic executive directors nationwide—to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness.  These …

Family Promise Helps Lily Return to Sesame Street

December 13, 2018 | National News

Lily, the shy, 7-year-old, fuchsia muppet who first appeared on Sesame Street in 2011, is back, thanks to a helping hand from Family Promise and a few other friends. Sesame Street in Communities (SSIC), a program of Sesame Workshop, the nonprofit that produces Sesame Street, has launched a suite of …

Families Helping Families

December 12, 2018 | Affiliate News

Family Promise graduates often    have a special bond with    the people – staff, volunteers, and other families – who    saw    them through a critical time.    For Family Promise of Lawrence (KS) graduates Sarah and Crystal, it was no different. They    came    with their families    to …

Reflections as My Board Service Comes to an End

December 6, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Katherine Dinsdale is a longtime board member of Family Promise of Lawrence (KS).  Her term is ending and she took the time to share her reflections on her time spent as a trustee of this dynamic Affiliate.  She captures the essence of volunteering for Family Promise—its challenges, its rewards, and …

The Eviction Crisis

December 3, 2018 | National News

Family homelessness is an American crisis: 2.5 million children will experience homelessness this year in the United States.  The causes of family homelessness have a simple determinant—incomes have not kept pace with housing costs.    Since 1960, rents nationwide have risen by 61% while renters’ average incomes have only increased …

Rev. Dr. William Barber II Will Keynote Family Promise National Conference

November 29, 2018 | National News

The Rev. Dr. William Barber II will bring his call for a national “moral revival” to the    Family Promise National Conference in San Antonio, TX, April 11-13, 2019, where he will serve as keynote speaker. Rev. Dr. William Barber II Rev. Barber is one of the most well-known social …

Moving Mountains for Family Promise

November 14, 2018 | Affiliate News

For avid hiker and outdoorsman Jon    Mitovich, the sky’s the limit    when it comes to    battling family    homelessness.   Over 40 years,    Mitovich    has climbed most of the mountains   in    Colorado and    his home state of New Mexico,    as well as    …

Charities Should Pay Themselves First

November 7, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise Chief Operating Officer Sandy Miniutti recalls a lesson from her father that charities should adopt today.  As a child, I remember my father often saying to me in his deep, authoritarian voice, “Hey kid, always pay yourself first.” What he meant by that was to be sure to put …

A Partnership to Protect Our Children

October 25, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

The National Center for Missing & Exploited Children (NCMEC) partners with Family Promise to provide our Affiliates and the families they serve with tools to aid in the prevention and support of missing/exploited children.  This blog post is co-authored by the two organizations. It likely comes as no surprise to …

Home Is Where the Dog Is

October 11, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise Chief Impact Officer Cara Bradshaw writes about what Home means to her… As far back as I can remember,    walking into my home meant an exuberant greeting from a    four-legged friend,    tail wagging, running circles around my legs. I    grew up    with    …

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