SUMMIT, New Jersey, October 3, 2023 – Family Promise and Help Us Move In (HUMI) are continuing their partnership that first began in 2017. Thirteen additional Family Promise Affiliates have been selected to receive HUMI grants to support their work in homelessness prevention and stabilization. Eight Family Promise Affiliates received grants earlier this year.
HUMI is a nonprofit on a mission to help children escape homelessness by engaging communities in sustainable solutions. The goal of the HUMI grant is to develop a sustainable prevention and housing program in each community that leverages local support for programs.
“In 2016, Help Us Move In joined with Family Promise, and our amazing partnership has resulted in helping over 27,000 children and their families to avoid homelessness,” said Burt Sarver, HUMI Chairman of the Board.
As of September 2023, 103 Family Promise Affiliates have received HUMI grants, and the partnership has raised nearly $13 million to fund Family Promise programs. These grants have enabled Family Promise Affiliates to serve 12,951 families, including 26,869 children.
“Help Us Move In has granted almost two million dollars to Family Promise Affiliates and generated 12.5 million dollars with our matching model and the amazing support of communities,” said Sarah Scherer, HUMI Executive Director.
“Our partnership with HUMI not only advances our work to prevent families from experiencing the traumatic loss of a home, it also helps raise awareness about a crisis that is often invisible or overlooked,” said Family Promise Chief Program Officer Sandra Miniutti. “We’ve seen an increased demand for services to support families facing homelessness in recent years. Thanks to our work with HUMI, we’re serving more families than ever, which means more families than ever can look toward a brighter future.”
The following Affiliates have been selected to receive HUMI grants:
- Family Promise of Aiken County
- Family Promise of Beaufort County
- Family Promise of Blount County
- Family Promise of North Fulton/DeKalb
- Family Promise of Roane County
- Family Promise Northern Shenandoah Valley
- Family Promise of Central Connecticut
- Family Promise of Harrisburg Capital Region
- Family Promise of Lehigh Valley
- Family Promise of Albany County
- Family Promise of Clark County
- Family Promise of San Joaquin County
- Family Promise of Pulaski County
About Family Promise
Founded in Summit, New Jersey, in 1988, Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the crisis of family homelessness. The organization, comprised of approximately 200 Affiliates, tackles the range of issues that can lead to homelessness. From prevention services to emergency shelter and housing to post-program stabilization, Family Promise ensures families develop vital skills, have access to critical resources, and receive ongoing support to achieve lasting independence. The organization has served more than one million individuals since its founding. For more information, visit familypromise.org.
About Help Us Move In
Help Us Move In (HUMI) began in Olympia, Washington, in 2000 and expanded in the last six years, awarding the Homeless No More Matching Grant to over 100 national locations. HUMI provides a two-year cycle grant that will match funds raised within the community dollar for dollar and assists the grantee with set up of the program, fundraising, reporting and accounting requirements. The goal of the matching grant is to create a foundation of community support for a sustainable program whereby families with children experiencing a housing crisis can receive case management and assistance with eviction prevention, utilities, and move-in costs out of homelessness. Help Us Move In grant programs have helped 32,000 children and their families with housing stability. For more information, visit helpusmovein.org.