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Family Promise Gala Brings the Roaring Twenties to Summit

November 13, 2017 | National News

Flappers and fedoras were the order of the evening as Family Promise hosted its annual Fall Fling at Canoe Brook Country Club on November 3.  145 guests attended the Twenties-themed event which raised more than $280,000 in support of our mission to mobilize communities and empower families experiencing homelessness into …
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Our Community Blog: Charles Price, National Family Promise Flaunt Essay Winner

November 3, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Don’t Hide It, Flaunt It (DHIFI) is a nonprofit working to advance understanding, tolerance, and mutual respect for people’s differences.   Inspired by the theme, “The things that make me different, make me, me,” DHIFI encourages people who possess any type of difference, whether blatant or invisible, to flaunt and ultimately …
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15th Family Promise National Conference Celebrates Change

October 27, 2017 | National News

Family Promise leaders from Juneau to Jacksonville, from Portland to Pearl Harbor, came to our nation’s capital for the 15th  Annual Family Promise  Conference. The theme was United We Serve, but as Family Promise’s CEO Claas Ehlers pointed out, it could just as easily have been United We Change. “Being …
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Leaders Show Up

October 27, 2017 | National News

FP National takes the Hill. Family Promise was formed thirty years ago around the idea of providing shelter and hospitality to families in need, but we have grown into so much more.  As the national leader in the fight against family homelessness, Family Promise recognizes that we have a responsibility …
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Union County Says “Thanks”

October 27, 2017 | Affiliate News

On Sunday, October 22, more than 100 Family Promise Union County volunteers and graduate guests of the Family Promise-Union County shelter program came together to celebrate their successes. Over lunch at the Grand Summit Hotel, former guests thanked their volunteer hosts for providing them home-cooked meals, safe places to sleep, …
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Our Community Blog: Lindsay Moore, Executive Director, FP of Genesee County, “We ARE Family”

October 18, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

  The 15th Annual Family Promise National Conference, in D.C., empowered, encouraged and engaged. Since our Affiliate opened in 2014, I have attended 3 conferences and I always come away with renewed excitement. This year’s theme, United We Serve, spoke directly to what we do every day, whether you’re in …
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Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Meet Me in DC”

September 26, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

I can’t believe it’s been 23 years since our first conference. I remember it like it was yesterday.  It was held in Cincinnati, Ohio and we called it “A Time To Share”.  Little did I know how profound that would be, because that sense of community has only grown over …
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Family Promise Adds to Leadership Team

September 25, 2017 | National News

Family Promise continues to add new leadership voices to help build our brand and strengthen our connections with the communities we serve.  David Fleck and Leah Griffith have joined our Board of Trustees and Hope Johnson is the newest member of our Guest Advisory Council.   Fleck is Chief Strategy …
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Karen Olson Tours Harvey Damage

September 21, 2017 | National News

The devastating power of Hurricane Harvey affected the entire Family Promise community in the Affiliates touched by the storm.  Guest families, staff, board members, volunteers—all had their lives changed to some degree, some profoundly.  Congregations were flooded, possessions destroyed, homes lost, many families relocated.  We continue to offer our thoughts …
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Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation Provides Funds to Western Affiliates

September 18, 2017 | Affiliate News

Family Promise is pleased to announce that the Kiwanis Cal-Nev-Ha Foundation has chosen seven Family Promise Affiliates to receive nearly $12,500 each to assist them in prevention and rapid re-housing efforts for the families they serve.  The Foundation is the charitable entity of the Cal-Nev-Ha District of Kiwanis International, which …
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Harvey and Irma Deliver One-Two Punch to Affiliates

September 13, 2017 | National News

While the gulf coast of Texas was still early in their recovery efforts from the effects of Hurricane Harvey, the entire state of Florida was slammed by Hurricane Irma, which made landfall in the Florida Keys Sunday as a Category 4 storm and rumbled inexorably up the state’s gulf coast …
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Our Community Blog: Terry Lindemann, Director, Family Promise of Las Vegas, “Compassion — More than a Platitude”

September 11, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

My journey with “compassion” began at the age of five when my family crumbled and my sisters and I became wards of the State of California. A snapshot stored in the corner of my mind: a woman clad in stockings with a line up the back, blue shoes, too tall …
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