Why I Give: Walt Griffith

Family Promise volunteer Walt Griffith tells a Christmas Eve story that sounds vaguely familiar. It was 1979 and he was a minister in upstate New York. After the Christmas Eve service, he and his family piled into the car and headed out of town for the holiday. A snowstorm forced …

Night Without a Bed Event Successfully Raises Awareness for Family Homelessness in the U.S.

July 1, 2021 | Press Releases

Participants spent one night sleeping outside of their bed in support of Family Promise Summit, NJ – June 26th, 2021 – Family Promise, the nation’s leading nonprofit fighting family homelessness in the U.S., hosted a summer sleep-out event on June 26th, 2021. Night Without a Bed 2021 brought awareness to …

Charity Navigator Includes Family Promise on Eviction Moratorium Hot Topic

June 29, 2021 | News

Last week, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention announced a final extension of the federal eviction moratorium. The eviction moratorium is now slated to end on July 31st. More than 6 million Americans are currently behind on rent and at risk of losing housing at the end of July. …

Eviction Moratorium Extended Until July 31st

June 28, 2021 | News

After a month of uncertainty surrounding the end of the federal eviction moratorium, which was scheduled for June 30th, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has announced an extension of the protective measure until July 31st. The extension is welcome news to the more than six million Americans …

Making a Difference in Spanish Class

June 24, 2021 | Affiliate News

Benjamin Lefkovits started taking Spanish lessons in third grade. Spanish class soon became his favorite subject in school and instilled in him a passion for the language and culture. He has acted as translator on family vacations to Spain, but over the past year, during his sophomore year of high …

Family Promise Endorses the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act 2021

June 21, 2021 | Press Releases

Family Promise is pleased and excited to endorse the Family Stability and Opportunity Vouchers Act, which would create 500,000 housing vouchers specifically prioritized for pregnant women and low-income families with children under the age of 6. We know that for every four eligible households, only 1 household receives much-needed housing …

A Couch is Not a Home: Where the Hidden Homeless Get Housing Vouchers

June 17, 2021 | News

Photo: The Christian Science Monitor Family Promise Featured in The Christian Science Monitor Earlier this month The Christian Science Monitor published an article on families who live “doubled-up,” or sheltered in other people’s homes. The article details how, although this group makes up the majority of families experiencing homelessness, it is …

Claas Ehlers, Family Promise CEO, Featured on Charity Charge Show

June 17, 2021 | Voices of Family Promise

Recently, Family Promise CEO, Claas Ehlers, was interviewed by Stephen Garten, founder of Charity Charge on their podcast The Charity Charge Show. Read more about the episode here. You can listen to the full episode here:  

Participate in Night Without a Bed!

Night Without a Bed is coming on June 26th, 2021! #NightWithoutABed is a social media challenge that raises awareness for families experiencing homelessness. We ask participants to sleep anywhere without a bed: cars, a tent, a treehouse, living room floor, a couch and use the hashtag #NightWithoutABed to post a …

Diane Mbombo Tite: Expanding Access through Translation and Interpretation

Many people managing their own company and parenting two children under ten require a lot of coffee. Diane Mbombo Tite has done all of this during a global pandemic while only drinking tea. “Coffee makes me jittery,” she says. Mbombo’s newly launched company, Akula Interpreting and Translation, LLC, is the …

Join Us for Night Without a Bed on June 26th!

June 3, 2021 | Press Releases

Family Promise to Host Summer Sleep-Out to Raise Awareness for Family Homelessness in America Summit, NJ – June 26, 2021 — Family Promise, the nation’s leading organization fighting family homelessness, is hosting a summer sleep-out event on June 26, 2021. Night Without a Bed is a social media challenge that raises …

Unemployed in America: ‘It’s Gotten So Much More Expensive to Be Homeless.’

May 28, 2021 | News

Family Promise Featured in Esquire and Yahoo! Lifestyle This week, Esquire and Yahoo! Lifestyle published an article telling the story of Latrish Oseko and her daughter Ka’laya. Latrish, of Wilmington, DE, found herself facing unemployment and homelessness after the pandemic caused her employer to end her contract. Her landlord decided …

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