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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …

Our Community Blog: Jadyn Fauconier-Herry, Intern, “Growing Up with Family Promise”

August 24, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

When I first volunteered with Family Promise I was about nine years old, barely older than the children of the guests staying with my family’s congregation. At such a young age “volunteering” meant tagging along with my mom to stay over when our church hosted families, eating dinner with them, …

Family Promise Joins NJ Housing Advocates on the Hill

August 16, 2017 | National News

Leaders from several Family Promise New Jersey Affiliates joined more than 450 affordable housing advocates in Washington, DC on July 26 for NJ Hill Day, imploring congress to take a stand against looming housing cuts. Directors Geleen Donovan (Union County), Kate Duggan (Bergen County), and Colleen Duerr (Hunterdon County) represented …

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Lion of Faith”

August 15, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

Thirty-two years ago, a Lutheran pastor in a suburban New Jersey town opened his church to a meeting for nearly 200 of his neighbors, people of all different faiths and backgrounds. Led by Karen Olson, they were united in their desire to address a new and troubling development: families becoming …

Family Promise Semi-finalist for $50,000 Prize

August 8, 2017 | National News today announced that Family Promise is one of 15 semifinalists for The Encore Prize: Generation to Generation Challenge, a national competition that will award $50,000 each to two winners with innovative ideas for engaging people over the age of 50 in improving the lives of vulnerable children and youth. …

Affiliate News-Summer 2017

August 4, 2017 | Affiliate News

Dialing 207…Maine is not exactly the first place that comes to mind as a sanctuary for immigrants.  But, recently, Portland has actually become something of an immigration hub.  Unfortunately, there is a lack of affordable housing for the new residents.  Factor  in the 186 children that were identified as homeless …