Houses for Change Marks 500th Sale

June 12, 2018 | National News

Houses for Change creator Mark Wasserman and two young students decorating their donation boxes. Children are our future, as the song goes, but, thanks to Houses for Change, concerned kids nationwide are also having a real impact on family homelessness today.  This month, Family Promise celebrated the 500th sale of …

Family Promise Announces Board Transitions

May 25, 2018 | National News

Family Promise, the leading nonprofit engaging communities across the country to address family homelessness, continues to evolve as it celebrates 30 years transforming lives and empowering families as a national organization. That change starts at the top, and Family Promise recently announced several leadership changes to their National Board of …

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers appears on Jeff Olivet’s Changing the Conversation podcast

Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers speaks with Jeff Olivet about Family Promise’s work engaging communities to support families experiencing homelessness and how the Bassuk Center partnership will inform and strengthen those efforts.  

National Leaders on Homelessness Join Forces

May 21, 2018 | National News

  Family Promise and    The    Bassuk    Center    on    Homeless    and Vulnerable Children &    Youth proudly announce a new partnership to address    the critical issue    of family homelessness.  The two organizations are joining forces with other direct service providers, forming a National Network …

Volunteer Spotlight: Leonard Prentice

  Leonard Prentice and his bike in front of the Family Promise national office. Leonard Prentice has been the overnight host for Family Promise Union County’s shelter program at Calvary Episcopal Church for about four years, consistently spending the night with families experiencing homelessness. Prentice, as he is known in …

Family Promise hosts its first Garden of Hope Party

May 15, 2018 | National News

April showers might bring flowers in May, but Family Promise gives families in need the seeds to grow and bloom all year long. On May 10th, Family Promise hosted its first Garden of Hope Party at Summit’s Reeves-Reed Arboretum where, surrounded by lush flowering spring gardens, friends and supporters met …

$25,000 Grant from Central Presbyterian Church Boosts Family Promise Volunteerism

May 10, 2018 | Affiliate News

CPC’s Mission Committee co-chairs Bill Anderson and Kevin Hill present check to Cara Bradshaw and Amy Jones of Family Promise.   SUMMIT, NJ—A $25,000 grant from the Lena Willis Mission Endowment Fund of Central Presbyterian Church is helping local volunteers participate in Family Promise’s effort to prevent homelessness and to …

From our CEO: The Promise of Micro-Entrepreneurship

According to a study from Oxford University, by 2030, 47% of all jobs will be threatened by automation. This was one of many startling observations shared at the Association for Enterprise Opportunity conference last week in Detroit.  More than 600 people involved in the future of enterprise gathered to engage …

Family Promise-Union County Takes Health and Wellness to the Streets

May 4, 2018 | National News

Pictured from left to right: Kelly Donovan, Sabrina Short, Julia Davidson (Photo: Annette O’Riordan)     Record crowds attended   Family Promise-Union County’s    (FP-UC) third annual Health Fair at First Baptist Church of Cranford/Elizabeth on April 28th. In partnership with Overlook Family Medicine and supported by additional volunteers from the community, …

Junior League of Summit Helps Family Promise Teach Healthy Habits

May 4, 2018 | Affiliate News

Kelly Donovan, Sabrina Short, Julia Davidson. Photo by Annette O’Riordan. This spring the Junior League of Summit awarded a $7,500 grant to Family Promise to support initiatives to address food insufficiency.   These efforts include the “Better Food Bag” Project, nutrition counseling and education for Family Promise guests, food gift cards, …

Family Promise Advises NYFED on Affordable Housing

April 24, 2018 | National News

Last year, the Federal Bank of New York created a Community Advisory Group (CAG) to provide a real-time view of the issues faced by a diverse set of communities across the Second District.  Family Promise CEO Claas Ehlers is one of the members, helping the NYFED assess the impact economic …

Children of Family Promise Trustees Step Up

April 20, 2018 | National News

National Board of Trustees members are putting the “family” in Family Promise. The children of several Board members have brought their energy and enthusiasm to the organization, coming up with creative ways to make a difference for families at Family Promise-Union County (FPUC).   Gabie Vicens, daughter of Treasurer Rick …