Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder and President Emeritus, “Simple Acts of Kindness Change Lives”

April 27, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

I love talking with families who have been through the Family Promise program, so, before speaking at an Affiliate, I always have these conversations in order to share with  that Affiliate what it has meant to families.  You might think that families begin by talking about the shelter accommodations or …

A Focus on Leadership

April 25, 2017 | National News

President Claas Ehlers with Trustees Richard Vicens, Angela Schroeder, Cary Hardy, and Martin Wise Family Promise is always looking to take advantage of the extraordinary talents of those who have been touched by our organization.  Whether a former guest or a captain of industry, compassionate individuals who want to make …

A Community Comes Together

April 25, 2017 | Affiliate News

In November, Family Promise launched the Power of One campaign to create eight new Affiliates and serve an additional 1,000 children each year. The Initiative honors Family Promise Founder Karen Olson, and raised more than $188,000 from 48 longtime and new supporters. Family Promise is leveraging these resources to respond …

Family Promise Partners with GrantStation

April 24, 2017 | National News

We are pleased to announce our new partnership with GrantStation, Inc., offering Affiliates the opportunity to identify potential funding sources as well as resources to mentor them through the grantseeking process.  GrantStation memberships are available for sale at the Family Promise store, offering complete access to GrantStation’s extensive selection of online …

Our Community Blog: Cara Bradshaw, Director of Development, “Housing and The Privilege Monster”

April 10, 2017 | Voices of Family Promise

The first time I was confronted with my privilege was in a newly-created position marketing the Just Neighbors curriculum for Family Promise. I was a graduate student at the time, in an international affairs program focused on the many levels of systemic injustice. It’s one thing to sit in a classroom …

“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 …