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    …

Changing Lives One Laptop at a Time

October 10, 2018 | Affiliate News

Angela Foote (left) with a member of Tech for All Families experiencing homelessness are   what prompted    Denver, CO    high school student Angela Foote    to really think about    the power of technology. Angela, who    grew up volunteering for Family Promise of Greater Denver,    witnessed firsthand …

Keeping It All in the Family

October 3, 2018 | Success Stories

Pictured from left to right: Kat Lilley, Family Promise guest, Charisse Jordan   As the name implies, family    is a recurring theme    at Family Promise: the families who remain together during a time of crisis as they regain stability; the extended    families    guests and volunteers form …

Rising from the Ashes

September 28, 2018 | Uncategorized

An Introduction to Family Promise

September 28, 2018 | Uncategorized