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 …

Our Community Blog: Claas Ehlers, President, Family Promise

June 22, 2016 | Voices of Family Promise

Most of my childhood I lived in the suburbs. That is, two miles outside of a town of 300 people. There was a pond next to my house, filled with bullfrogs, snapping turtles and dragonflies; across from it was a field of cows on a dairy farm. I was the …

Affiliate News-Spring 2016

May 26, 2016 | Affiliate News

Davin’s last stand! A leap of faith…Family Promise’s Athens (GA) Affiliate truly went over the edge this spring.  They partnered with two other local nonprofits that also focus on improving the lives of children for a fundraiser that allowed winners to walk backward off a 7-story building and rappel to …

Grateful Families Helped by Family Promise Say “Thank You” at Annual Breakfast

May 19, 2016 | National News

Samantha and Shauna Bolton The lives of teenagers Shauna and Samantha Bolton were turned upside-down last year when their father, Shawn, lost his job of 25 years. The family ended up homeless. Determined to remain together during a difficult transition, the Boltons turned to the Summit-based Family Promise organization for …

Tim and Mara  

Building a New Life off the Reservation

May 2, 2016 | Success Stories

Holly and Raymond Bixby found themselves in a desperate situation—unable to provide for their family with no place in their community to turn for help. Holly and her oldest daughters. As the result of a back injury and subsequent surgery in 2014, Raymond was unable to return to his job …

PJ’s Place Spreads Joy

May 2, 2016 | National News

Mary Ryan, a Family Promise-Union County (NJ) volunteer from Westfield’s Church of the Holy Trinity, created a very special moment at Family Promise’s national conference in Long Beach, CA on April 9.  She announced that the Ryan family will donate the funding for a new playground to an Affiliate at …

Family Promise 14th National Conference Looks to the Future

April 27, 2016 | National News

“Waves bring change.” FP President Claas Ehlers. Nearly 300 people received Claas Ehlers’ message at Family Promise’s 14th national conference, “The Next Wave,” in Long Beach, California, April 8-10, 2016.  Staff, board members and volunteers from Affiliates nationwide gathered to celebrate the work being done to end family homelessness and chart …

200th Family Promise Affiliate Opens

March 21, 2016 | Affiliate News

A journey that started in suburban New Jersey has found its way to the beautiful mountains of northwestern Virginia as the 200th Family Promise Affiliate has opened its doors.  This remarkable milestone was celebrated Sunday, March 13, with presentations, music and dancing, a choir comprised of singers from seventeen churches …

New Beginnings: One Year In

February 17, 2016 | National News

    Because financial literacy is a critically important component to helping the families we serve attain independence, Family Promise partnered with Woodforest National Bank in October 2014 to develop New Beginnings, a comprehensive curriculum designed specifically for low-income families. Now, approaching the initiative’s one-year anniversary, we’re proud to report …