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 …

Our Community Blog: Cara Bradshaw, Director of Development, “Finding Hospitality and Home”

September 12, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I was thirteen when my parents told my sisters and me they were separating and fifteen when we moved out of the parsonage where I grew up. My father, a UCC pastor at a small church in a New England fishing town, decided to leave the church to spare our …

Coming Full Circle

September 8, 2016 | Success Stories

Candice Stewart-Fife Nearly 23 years ago, Candice Stewart-Fife gave birth to her first daughter in the Family Promise program. In what could have been her darkest hour, Candice encountered overwhelming tenderness, and was not alone. Today, the native of Union County is offering new life for families experiencing homelessness as …

National Support Brings Local Change

September 8, 2016 | National News

Marie Muddiman (center) with staff and Regional Director Jeanna Beck (second from left).   “Our job doesn’t end with creating Affiliates. Our focus every day is on helping them march towards excellence.” Family Promise President Claas Ehlers. While the creation of Affiliates is a key goal for Family Promise, much …

Our Community Blog: Karen Olson, Founder/President Emeritus, “In Search of Home”

August 29, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

I must have spent an hour online, trying to find the right rug for Jordan, a five-year-old who had just left the Family Promise program to move into permanent housing with his mother. Finally, I picked out a colorful rug decorated with fire engines, trucks and buses.  It was a …

Our Community Blog: Tammi Hart, Guest Advisory Council Member, “Lose Yourself”

August 15, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

“So, Tammi. What do you lose yourself in?” That is the question a co-worker asked me this week, and I must admit, it brought me up short. I could only respond with, “Oh, I like to travel and see new things. I love history and that’s why I’m going to …

Our Community Blog: Jeanna Beck, Regional Director, “Grace is a Gift”

July 15, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

Each week we have a theme in yoga class. This week’s theme was “grace.” My yoga instructor started by saying that one of the reasons she was drawn to Anusara yoga (the kind of yoga she teaches and I practice) is because the first principle is “opening to grace.” It’s …

2015 Results: A Year of Accomplishment

June 23, 2016 | National News

The final returns from the 2015 Family Promise national census are in and the results are eye-opening. Last year, Family Promise Affiliates and our 180,000 volunteers helped more homeless and at-risk families than ever before—nearly 58,000 served nationwide. Inspirational, to be sure, that so many compassionate individuals are eager and …