A New National Curriculum to Create Housing Opportunities for Families

September 18, 2018 | National News

Good Tenancy course in Lawrence, KS. Family    Promise and    the National Association of Realtors®    (NAR)    recently    announced    the launch    of    Keys to Good Tenancy, a responsive curriculum    that provides families    with    the knowledge and skills to be good tenants.  The …

Summit Area Public Foundation (SAPF) Makes Sustainable Re-Housing a Reality

September 18, 2018 | Affiliate News

SUMMIT, NJ—A security deposit    can be the difference between a family remaining in shelter and empowering them to independence in their own home.  Assistance with rental payments can keep a family in their home and avoid a fall into homelessness.  A group of engaged volunteers    collecting and moving …

To Ground Zero and Back

September 10, 2018 | Success Stories

Collisa recalls exactly where she was during the World Trade Center attacks on September 11 – stuck on a New York City subway. A single mother and former teacher-turned-police officer, Collisa was heading to graduate school classes when tragedy struck. She was called to action and spent the next two …

Family Promise Goes to the Dogs

August 27, 2018 | Success Stories

In 16-year-old Tasha’s world, dogs really are man’s best friend. Or rather, one dog in particular. Little did    she and her family    know how important their new puppy, Roxie, would become to them when they brought her home three years ago. There was an immediate connection between Tasha, …

Little Steps Make a Big Difference

August 3, 2018 | Success Stories

It’s difficult to     raise a family    together when you’re split between    two households, but that’s exactly what    Danielle and Chris    were forced to do    when Chris lost his job    and the family lost    its    home.    After two months    of    living apart – Danielle and their children at her parents’ …

Family Promise Partners with National Law Firm

August 3, 2018 | National News

Joel Kelly, Wendy Sweet and Claas Ehlers Family Promise is excited to announce a pro bono partnership with Jackson Lewis P.C., a leading national law firm in employment law.  Their support will be an invaluable addition to our comprehensive set of services in helping Family Promise and its Affiliates effectively …

Family Promise featured in comprehensive CityLab article on #HCYA

July 23, 2018 | National News

CityLab recently published an article    that delves into the issue of how the United States counts its homeless population. The subject is a pertinent one, especially with the    Homeless Children and Youth Act markup looming. Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers was one of the individuals quoted in the …

From our CEO: Attending the Housing, Not Handcuffs Conference and Advocating for #HCYA

July 13, 2018 | Voices of Family Promise

In the mid 1980s several heroes of the fight against homelessness emerged. One of them was our founder, Karen Olson. Another was Maria    Foscarinis, who was an architect of the McKinney-Vento Act, the most important legislation relating to homelessness ever written. Each year, Maria’s organization—the National Law Center on  …

Family Promise/Humi Partnership Expands in Year Two

July 10, 2018 | National News

Even though Carmen was working long hours as a certified nursing assistant, she was having trouble paying rent on the apartment she shared with her 2 daughters. Michelle’s husband abruptly turned her family out of their home, but only after depleting the savings she had from her consignment shop. These …

Family Promise Bridges the Gap between America’s Dairyland and the land of Mardi Gras

July 9, 2018 | Success Stories

Every day,   Family Promise   Affiliates make    a difference in the lives of    local    children and    their parents. But sometimes the    Family Promise “family”    bridges many miles. All it took was one late rent check for James, Nadine, and their two young children to lose …

The Power of Knowledge

June 18, 2018 | Success Stories

Single mom Tiffanie has always believed education is the key to the future, even setting an example for her four children by enrolling in a nurse assistant certification program. But as a student with no reliable income, when she lost her home after a divorce she and her children, ages …

Father and son rebuild their life after nearly falling into homelessness

June 14, 2018 | Success Stories

Working an unpredictable stream of odd jobs in merchandising for the entertainment industry, John was often on the road. He traveled to sporting events, concerts — any venue where he saw an opportunity to make money. But when he received sole custody of his young son DJ after his divorce, he realized …