A Summit Foundation Helps Families Move Forward

January 10, 2018 | Affiliate News

A community-based response: three simple words that define the success of Family Promise nationwide.  We believe the solution to homelessness can be found in each community by engaging compassionate volunteers and foundations, civic-minded businesses, and social services agencies focused on families experiencing homelessness and low-income families. In New Jersey, Family …

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers: Encore Presentation

December 14, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise Family Promise was chosen from a distinguished list of nonprofits from across the country as a semi-finalist for the Encore Prize–$50,000 awarded for the best new idea for tapping Encore talent (volunteers over the age of 50) to improve the lives of young people who need champions and role …

Affiliate News-Fall 2017

December 14, 2017 | Affiliate News

Family Promise Affiliates celebrated our 5th Annual Family Promise Week October 22-29. While the work in support of the families we serve continued unabated, Affiliates took time to recognize the efforts of their congregations, volunteers, boards, and staff. Without their generous contributions of time, compassion, and resources, there would be …

Code for Good Connects Elite Tech Students with Nonprofits

November 27, 2017 | National News

  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers at Code for Good. What happens when you bring together four nonprofits, the leading technology-focused corporation in finance, and more than one hundred elite computer science students from colleges across the country? Solutions. And a lot of used coffee cups and empty pizza boxes. …

Our Community Blog: Rebecca Esparza, Family Service Coordinator, FP of Lawrence, “Community”

November 22, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Here is a wonderful post on the Family Promise Community Blog, written by a former guest, Rebecca Esparza. Since graduating from FP of Lawrence, Rebecca has gone on to earn her social work degree from University of Kansas, become Family Service Coordinator for the Lawrence Affiliate, accept a seat on …

Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Expand Partnership’s Scope

November 17, 2017 | National News

Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit providing comprehensive services and support for families experiencing homelessness, and Woodforest National Bank, one of the nation’s strongest community banks with more than 740 branches across 17 states, announced they are expanding their three-year-old partnership to provide more financial opportunities for the families they …

New Leadership Titles Reflect Family Promise’s Growth

November 15, 2017 | National News

Claas Ehlers As a reflection of the growth and national scope of Family Promise, the Family Promise board announced title changes for two of our leaders at our national conference in Washington, DC, in October.  President Claas Ehlers was named Chief Executive Officer and Director of Development Cara Bradshaw was …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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, …