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Franklin School Students Collect Money for Homeless Families

June 22, 2015 | National News

Karen Olson, President of Family Promise, spoke recently with 5th graders at Franklin School in Summit about the plight of homeless children in their community and across the country. She presented the Houses for Change® initiative, an arts-and-crafts project that raises awareness and funds to help homeless families. The students participated …
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New Affiliates in California and Washington

June 9, 2015 | Affiliate News

We proudly welcome Family Promise of the South Bay, California and Family Promise of Skagit Valley, Washington, bringing our total of Affiliates nationwide to 192.   South Bay ribbon cutting. Family Promise of South Bay becomes the 5th Affiliate in the LA area, and 7th in the Golden State.  The …
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From Homeless to a Seat on the Board

June 2, 2015 | Success Stories

Amanda Lane thought her sister-in-law’s offer to house her family when they relocated to Bristol, Virginia was too good to be true. Her sister-in-law said she would provide for her family until Amanda and her husband found jobs in the area. Lane’s instincts were right. After relocating from an economically …
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Record Numbers Attend Breakfast Fundraiser

May 20, 2015 | National News

“We prayed to God for a place to stay, And Family Promise came our way. We are the face of Family Promise.” This short poem was shared by Sikrett and Shahiyda, two former guest children in our Union County program, at our 7th Annual “Our Promise to Children” Breakfast at …
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Another Affiliate Opens in the Bayou State

May 19, 2015 | Affiliate News

Executive Director Melissa Landrum Welcome to Family Promise of St. Tammany Parish, our third Affiliate in the Louisiana, located across the causeway from New Orleans on the north shore of Lake Pontchartrain. St. Tammany Parish has 233,000 residents and is one of the fastest growing parishes in the state. Efforts …
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A Family Promise Homecoming

April 9, 2015 | Success Stories

Ten years ago, Sarai Williams walked into the Denver Interfaith Hospitality Network with a newborn baby. She had been living in a shelter that only allowed a 30-day stay, and, quickly approaching the end of her month there, she spotted the Affiliate on a resource list. The visit changed her …
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Finding a Home for Her Sons

April 1, 2015 | Success Stories

If Theresa Gates could use one word to describe herself, it would be “mom.” “Since my children were born, I have defined myself as a mother before and above any other role,” said Theresa, who has three teenage sons. “I dedicated myself to raising my children in the most caring, …
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A New Life in New Jersey

April 1, 2015 | Success Stories

Danielle Carter never liked asking for help. “I was so used to people not caring and being self-absorbed,” she says. She was also inclined to solve problems on her own. But that changed when she and her year-old son found themselves homeless in Paterson, N.J.   Carter was married, working …
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2014 National Conference – Schaumburg, Illinois

March 31, 2015 | National News

Family Promise representatives from across the country—Directors, staff, board members and volunteers—gathered in Chicago October 24-26 for our 13th National Conference, Transforming Lives. More than 325 people convened at the Hyatt Regency Schaumburg for a full weekend of workshops, speeches, exhibitions and entertainment as we took a few days to …
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New Beginnings: The Path to Financial Literacy

March 30, 2015 | National News

  Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank Partner on Unique Curriculum for Low-Income Families.   Summit, New Jersey (PRWEB) November 20, 2014 — Family Promise and Woodforest National Bank announced the launch of “New Beginnings: A Program for Family Financial Fitness” at the Family Promise National Conference in Schaumburg, Illinois. …
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A New Affiliate in Indiana

March 30, 2015 | Affiliate News

Help us welcome Family Promise of Hendricks County, Indiana. They open as our fifth Affiliate in the Hoosier State. Efforts began when a group that had been grappling with the issue of family homelessness in the county, which is due west of Indianapolis, considered possible solutions. Families had no recourse …
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