Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Giving Thanks and Hospitality”

November 23, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

When I travel to visit Affiliates, I am often invited to stay in the home of a board member or director.  Even though I have a hectic schedule and can use the evenings to catch up on work, I eagerly accept those invitations. For one, I am cheap—and they save …

Family Promise Honors Founder Karen Olson at Fall Fling

November 15, 2016 | National News

Candice Stewart-Fife and Karen Olson One person can make a difference.  Family Promise took those words to heart at our annual Fall Fling fundraiser on November 4 at Canoe Brook Country Club in Summit, New Jersey. The event, honoring Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, raised nearly $350,000– our most successful …

Our Community Blog: Gabie Vicens, Volunteer, “Spreading Cheer”

November 14, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I first found out about Family Promise when I was in Middle School working towards my Girl Scouts Silver Award.  I had an idea of helping homeless children and families, but wasn’t sure exactly how.  When I visited Family Promise, I was put in touch with the Executive Director of …

Our Community Blog: Stacy Pollard, Regional Director, “Working Together”

November 3, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I recently returned to work after maternity leave. My two daughters, 2 years old and 8 weeks old, were in childcare as I turned on my computer and sifted through 700 emails that accrued in my absence. It was a bittersweet feeling—the emotions of leaving them, combined with the excitement …

See You Around Town: Family Promise

November 2, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise   Summit, New Jersey Mayor Nora Radest speaks with Family Promise staff and supporters about their mission to help families experiencing homelessness in Union County and across the country.

Family Promise and HomeAid Partner to House Families

October 26, 2016 | National News

Fort Bend Family Promise Day Center grand opening in Missouri City, Texas. Family Promise has partnered with HomeAid, a national nonprofit that builds and renovates facilities and housing for those experiencing homelessness.  The relationship will allow Family Promise Affiliates nationwide to be considered for HomeAid building projects in communities where …

Affiliate News-Fall 2016

October 26, 2016 | Affiliate News

Now we’re cooking…Family Promise of Orange County’s (CA) Operations Manager Kevin Corbett had been with the Affiliate since they opened in 2012 and wanted to expand his role.  He and Executive Director Casey Crosbie brainstormed together and decided to make use of Kevin’s culinary arts degree from Cerritos College.  They …

Affiliates Focus on Families’ Health

October 26, 2016 | Affiliate News

Although a lack of affordable housing is the most common obstacle facing the families we serve, Family Promise strives to provide a truly comprehensive set of services to help them get back on their feet.  From financial literacy to childcare to transportation – Affiliates across the country create targeted initiatives …

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, “Compassionate Hospitality”

October 18, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

This September I had the remarkable experience of spending a week in Bolivia. My son was studying there and I wanted to visit him, but also I have extensive family throughout the country, only one member of which I had ever met. So my wife, feeling this was a singular …

Family Promise Week Off and Running

October 18, 2016 | National News

The Family Promise Club in front of the national office. New Jersey Attorney General Chris Porrino (center) raised the celebrity quotient. Family Promise Week kicked off on October 16 in Summit, New Jersey, with Pursue the Promise, an innovative event to raise awareness and funds for the national leader addressing …

Our Community Blog: Mel Davis, Social Work Intern, FP of Greater Denver, “PhotoVoice: ‘The Struggle of Everyday Life'”

September 28, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

Family Promise of Greater Denver recently launched a new artistic initiative known as PhotoVoice, offering program guests at our shelter an opportunity to express their experiences through photographs. PhotoVoice is a way for participants and viewers alike to develop a critical consciousness about the conditions associated with poverty, joblessness, and …

Sue Adler Program Benefits Union County Families

September 20, 2016 | Affiliate News

                              Family Promise-Union County (FPUC) and the Sue Adler Team of Keller Williams Realty share a fundamental core mission—both are in the business of putting families in homes. Thanks to a 3rd place finish in Adler’s …