Family Promise Benefits from Students’ Commitment

September 28, 2015 | National News

Family Promise Club President Amalia Tobias and her winning team. The most valuable lessons are often those learned at a young age. Summit High School students have put that adage into action, forming the Family Promise Club in 2013 to support the efforts of Family Promise-Union County through volunteering and …

Family Promise Week: October 18-25

September 23, 2015 | National News

Founded in Summit, NJ, in 1988 Family Promise is national non-profit organization mobilizing communities and existing resources to help homeless families regain their independence. Homeless families now comprise nearly 40% of the homeless population. One out of every 45 American children will experience homelessness this year. Last year, there were …

Welcome our new Minnesota Affiliate

September 8, 2015 | Affiliate News

The Hotdish for Hunger Run in support of the new Affiliate. Family Promise of Kandiyohi County, located in the primarily rural southwestern corner of the state, is the fourth Affiliate operating in the Land of 10,000 Lakes.  In 2010, the county had the highest rate of homeless families in the …

Summit Police Collect Food for Family Promise

August 6, 2015 | National News

Sgt. Rick Proctor, Claas Ehlers, Geleen Donovan, Betty Cere, Bill Eckenrode, Nikki Griffiths, Chief Robert Weck and Kathy Fitzgibbons celebrate the food drive’s results. This week, the Summit Police Department donated more than 350 pounds of food and household items to the Family Promise-Union County Program.  Tuesday marked the culmination …

Walmart Awards $25,000 to Family Promise-Union County Program

July 29, 2015 | National News

Family Promise President Karen Olson and Walmart’s Gene Lydecker. The Walmart Foundation has awarded Family Promise, the Summit-based national nonprofit helping homeless families, a grant of $25,000 for their Union County, New Jersey program.  Family Promise-Union County, a program of the Family Promise national office, works locally with homeless and …

Family Promise Welcomes New Trustees

July 20, 2015 | National News

Three Summit, New Jersey Leaders Join Board of National Family Homelessness Nonprofit   Stacey Slater Sacks, AJ “Tiger” Cass and Cassandra Hardman. Summit, NJ, July 20, 2015–Family Promise, a national nonprofit headquartered in Summit that helps homeless families, is pleased to announce the addition of three dynamic residents to its …

Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness Features PetSmart Promise

July 8, 2015 | National News

PetSmart Promise, our partnership with PetSmart to offer homeless families options to keep their pets while they work towards financial independence, continues to garner national recognition.  The Institute for Children, Poverty & Homelessness featured the initiative in a recent issue of UNCENSORED, their organizational publication.     “…organizations across the country …

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 …

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 …

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 …

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 …