Spread Holiday Cheer
This holiday season, NY Claims employees can give back to families experiencing homelessness. Whether you choose to buy needed items for families served by Family Promise Affiliates via Wishlists or opt to make a monetary donation, you can support families as they work to rebuild their lives and find a place to call home.
In the section below, you can find the wishlists provided by families current served by Family Promise’s New York based Affiliates. You can help make the holidays a little brighter for families and children by donating the items they need.
Family Promise of the Capital Region
Albany, NY 12208
Total Number of Families Served: 54
Family Promise of Greater Rochester
Rochester, NY 14609
Total Number of Families Served: 150
Family Promise of Ontario County
Canandaigua, NY 14424
Total Number of Families Served: 39
Family Promise of Wayne County
Lyons, NY 14489
Total Number of Families Served: 36
Family Promise of Western New York
Buffalo, NY 14204
Total Number of Families Served: 15
Donate to Family Promise
Family Promise recently earned a 4-star rating from Charity Navigator, America’s largest independent charity evaluator, for the ninth consecutive year. Our perfect score reflects our commitment to transparency and accountability and puts us among only a quarter of charities donors know they can trust. Every donation, no matter how small or large, can make a difference in the lives of families. This giving season, help us move one step closer to ending family homelessness.
Karen Olson founded Family Promise in 1988 as a local movement in Summit, NJ. Today, Family Promise has become a national network that spans 200+ Affiliates in 43 states working to help low-income families and families experiencing homelessness. Through our holistic approach, we provide families with the services they need to find secure housing and stability.
Understanding Family Homelessness
Every year, more than three million children in America experience homelessness, and one in 16 will experience homeless before they reach the first grade. These children are three times more likely to be placed in special education programs and eight to nine times more likely to repeat a grade. 42% of children experiencing homelessness will drop out of school at some point and 47% suffer from anxiety, depression, or withdrawal. Homelessness can set children up for a future filled with challenges. The COVID-19 pandemic has exacerbated an already growing affordable housing crisis putting more families than ever at risk of experiencing homelessness. Family Promise Affiliates nationwide have worked tirelessly to ramp up services and meet the increased need for our services.
Despite the unforeseen circumstances of the COVID-19 pandemic, Family Promise Affiliates across the country have shifted their services to meet the rising number of families at risk of eviction and homelessness. As the leading national organization addressing family homelessness, we have relied on our innovative community of volunteers, donors, and staff to serve thousands of families over the past year. We continue to see tremendous growth in our Affiliates as we work toward our goal of changing the future for 1 million children by 2030.
Prevention and Diversion
We are there when a family’s homelessness is imminent, and we work to avoid the trauma of a family losing their housing. Our Affiliates do this through case management, rental assistance, and providing alternatives to shelter.
Family Promise offers a holistic solution to family homelessness and our shelter models ensure the right fit for a family. Affiliates operate rotational shelter, stable shelter, temporary apartments, and/or motel stays.
Programming after shelter provides continued support and reduces the risk of a family’s re-entry into homelessness. In addition to the many initiatives and programs available when families reach out to us in crisis, we organize communities to offer food pantries, diaper banks, holiday gift drives, and more.