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5 Must-Reads to Better Understand the Experience of Homelessness

March 28, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

This article was written by Cyan Perdue, an intern at Family Promise. — Families experiencing homelessness come from a variety of geographic, racial, and religious backgrounds. What they have in common is an understanding of the struggles that come with finding housing, dealing with finances, managing work and family life, …
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Seeing the Invisible

March 4, 2022 | National News

As part of our ongoing conversation on homelessness, we asked members of the Family Promise network and individuals working to serve families experiencing homelessness to share their personal thoughts and reflections on Family Promise and the issue of family homelessness. In this article, Family Promise CEO Claas Ehler’s explains how …
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Family Promise Grad Writes a New Chapter in His Story

March 1, 2022 | Success Stories

It goes without saying that homelessness is a stressful situation. Family Promise’s emphasis on trauma-informed care ensures all aspects of the crisis are considered when working with families in need. But families also learn to manage this stress in their own ways. For one dad, that involved writing a book.  …
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How Do Racial Disparities Affect Housing?

February 28, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

This article was written by Mickiyah Pope, an intern at Family Promise. — Through the legacy of racial discrimination, people of color have been denied wealth-building opportunities given to white Americans. Owning a home was, and still is, a primary way to build wealth in the United States. Unfortunately, Black …
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Family Promise: The Eye of the Storm

February 25, 2022 | Affiliate News

It took the force of a hurricane to show communities across New Jersey the impact of the state’s lack of affordable housing.   Last summer, Hurricane Ida’s path stretched from the Gulf Coast to New England, destroying countless homes and businesses along the way. The city of Elizabeth, NJ, home to …
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Meet the Executive Director Who Has Inspired Incredible Growth at Family Promise of Greater Houston County

February 24, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  — In less than a decade, Nicole Rosser has seen Family Promise of Greater Houston County grow exponentially.  “When we first …
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From Homeless, to Homeowner, to Board Member

February 22, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  —  A tragedy forced Takisha Clark to seek help from Family Promise.  “My house burnt down,” Clark said. “We became homeless. …
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Family Promise Graduate and Advocate Featured by NPR

February 18, 2022 | National News

Under the McKinney-Vento Act, every school district nationwide is required to designate a liaison to identify students experiencing homelessness so they can receive needed services. A recent NPR article discussed the difficulty schools face in identifying students experiencing homelessness resulting in the number of homeless youth and children being severely …
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Family Promise Grows National Initiative, A Future Begins at Home, in 2022

February 18, 2022 | Press Releases

Summit, NJ—In 2019, Family Promise launched A Future Begins at Home, a robust and innovative initiative to create and strengthen homelessness prevention and stabilization programs across Family Promise’s 200 Affiliates. The national nonprofit partnered with Clayton, one of the nation’s largest off-site and on-site home builders. Clayton and Family Promise …
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This Pastor Has Been Involved with Family Promise for Three Decades

February 17, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  — Family homelessness isn’t a one-dimensional crisis. To solve the issue, you need leaders who understand the root causes. Enter Senior …
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Latoya Interned at Family Promise in College. Now She’s an Executive Director.

February 14, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlighting Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities.  —  We all have that one teacher we’ll never forget. For Latoya Hardman, it was Professor White. He introduced her to …
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This Mentorship Program Aims to Increase Rates of Black Male Teachers

February 10, 2022 | Voices of Family Promise

In honor of Black History Month, Family Promise is spotlight Black Family Promise staff members, board members, volunteers, and clergy who are making an impact in their respective communities. — In the wake of George Floyd’s murder, Family Promise Metrowest (MA) executive director Susan Crossley asked members of the Affiliate’s …
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