“Hand Out,” a volunteer’s poem illustrating the Power of One.

March 27, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

When Family Promise Chicago North Shore was opening several years ago, a volunteer listened to Founder Karen Olson’s story about meeting a homeless woman, Millie, on the streets of New York City and going on to create the organization that became Family Promise nationwide.  That volunteer, Lois-Eve Anderson was inspired …

Family Promise Elects Celgene Executive to National Board

March 17, 2017 | National News

Nadim Ahmed Family Promise, the nonprofit leader addressing family homelessness on a national level, is pleased to announce the addition of Nadim Ahmed to its National Board of Directors. Ahmed serves as President, Worldwide Markets for Celgene Corporation, which, like Family Promise, is headquartered in Summit, New Jersey.   Ahmed …

Family Promise of Gainesville, FL

March 13, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

FP Affiliates Featured as Affordable Housing Success Stories

March 10, 2017 | Affiliate News

Family Promise of Greater Denver and Family Promise of Union County were both featured in the National Low Income Housing Coalition (NLIHC), report A Place to Call Home, Affordable Housing Success Stories.  The report compiles the latest research that shows how investments in affordable housing boost economic mobility, reduce poverty …

Family Promise Launches Pets with a Promise.

February 21, 2017 | National News

Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit helping families experiencing homelessness, is proud to announce the launch of  Pets with a Promise, which provides direct funding for Family Promise Affiliates nationwide for a variety of services, allowing families to keep their pets while working towards independence in the program. The program …

Our Community Blog: T.J. Putman, Director, Family Promise Salem Affiliate, “Seen and Unseen”

February 14, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

There’s a ding on the wall!  There are  dishes in the sink!!  There are unpacked boxes on floor!!! There is a spot on the carpet!!!!   There is a dead spot on the lawn!!!!!! Today I met with one of regular Office Angel Volunteers and we shared a little about how …

Family Promise Welcomes Two New Trustees, Elects New Officers

February 13, 2017 | National News

President Claas Ehlers with board members Richard Vicens, Angela Schroeder, Cary Hardy and Martin Wise. Family Promise, the leading national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, is proud to announce the addition of two new members to their Board of Directors: Kevin Barrett and Eileen Serra.  Also …

Our Community Blog: Nick Zullo, Director, Family Promise of Greater Helena, “Live in Stillness”

January 23, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

“Perspective is the way we see things when we look at them from a certain distance, and it allows us to appreciate their true value.” These words were spoken by Rafael Eduardo Pino. A native of Venezuela, he said he visited the Amazon jungle in Leticia, Columbia, near the borders …

American Airlines Supports Family Promise

January 18, 2017 | National News

Family Promise continues to grow our relationship with American Airlines.  Nationwide, chapters of American’s Professional Women in Aviation (PWA), an employee business resource group for women in the company, are visiting Affiliates and exploring ways they can support our mission. Over the recent holidays, Affiliates in Wake County, NC; Lee …

Our Community Blog: Teressa Ramsey, Regional Director, “Leap of Faith”

January 10, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

July 1, 2013 was a hot and rainy Monday in New London, Connecticut. As my husband and I pulled away from the United States Coast Guard Academy, leaving our youngest daughter to begin her Swab Summer training, I strived to catch one last glimpse of her, but she had already …

Claas Ehlers Chats with FP of Spokane

January 5, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise Family Promise of Spokane (WA) Executive Director Steve Allen and Village (their mentoring program) Director Jon Schuler interviewed Claas Ehlers, President of Family Promise. It’s a wide-ranging conversation about how the organization got to where we are now, where Spokane fits into the bigger picture, and where we hope …

Affiliate News-Winter 2016

December 21, 2016 | Affiliate News

On the road again…On December 17, the holidays started early for more than twenty families in the South and Midwest. Pull-A-Part, a family-owned business with auto parts superstores in 12 states that provides affordable used parts for working families, donated reliable used vehicles to deserving families at Affiliates from Knoxville …

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