WE ARE FAMILY PROMISE

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.

Who We Are

WHO WE ARE

Family Promise envisions a nation in which every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future. What began as a local initiative in Summit, NJ, has become a national movement that involves 200,000 volunteers in 200+ communities in 43 states. Our volunteers provide hospitality, companionship, and most importantly, community.

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A Future Begins at Home

WHAT WE DO

Family Promise delivers innovative solutions for family homelessness including prevention, shelter, and stabilization services. We have served more than 1 million family members since our founding more than 30 years ago, and we aspire to change the future for 1 million children by 2030 through our community-based programs.

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Why We Do It

WHY WE DO IT

There is a severe shortage of affordable housing in America, exacerbated by rising rents and stagnant wages. With little or no safety net, one unforeseen expense or emergency can lead to family homelessness. We envision a nation where every family has a home, a livelihood, and the chance to build a better future.

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OUR IMPACT

200+

AFFILIATES

NATIONALLY

187k

SERVED

IN 2021

43

STATES

WITH AFFILIATES

81%

SERVED

FIND HOUSING

Family Promise Helps California mothers fighting for a home in a pandemic

The state has the largest homeless population in the US and Covid-19 has exposed how precarious the safety net is. Family Promise is here to help.

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“I feel a sense of purpose now... Family Promise is helping me get to a better place and obtain that stability.”

– Faith, Graduate, Family Promise-Union County

“We all have a story to tell, and everyone’s story is different. Family Promise knows how to meet people where they are and address their needs as they arise.”

– Family Promise volunteer

“At Family Promise, we can make a difference in the lives of others by bringing a community together.”

– Susan Crossley, Executive Director, Family Promise Metrowest (MA)

“Our goal is to make home ownership more attainable, which leads to greater family stability, wealth creation, and building a better future.”

– Kevin Clayton, CEO of Clayton

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Volunteer with Family Promise

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“You can use any kind of skill that you have to give back. You’ll learn a lot as a volunteer. And when you meet folks that may be very different from yourself, it’s an eye opener. You never know what a person has been through, how they ended up in a certain situation. All you can do is help.” – Bob, a Family Promise Volunteer in Pennsylvania

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Next Generation Committee

Join Our Leadership Efforts

“I want to help others with whom I have shared experiences. I believe that the most valuable asset given to me by Family Promise is the relationships that continue to exist, the mentorship that still takes place, and the help I have received in many areas of my life when I have needed it. I want to pay it forward.”  –REBECCA ESPARZA, GAC Member

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Clayton Midlands

Partner With Us

We believe that family homelessness needs a community response. Our partners are a key part of that solution.

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Find Your Affiliate

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Upcoming Events

The Latest

What’s Trending in Housing News?

February 3, 2023 | News

Animal shelter reunites owner with pet after owner became homeless  Not the least affected by the lack of affordable homes and rising costs for housing are pet owners. In January, a 4-year-old German Shepherd-Great Pyrenees mix named Lilo was found in Chattanooga, TN with a note attached to her collar …
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Family Promise Announces New CEO

January 20, 2023 | National News

The Family Promise Board of Trustees is thrilled to announce Cheryl Schuch, CEO of Family Promise of Grand Rapids (MI), as the new CEO of Family Promise National. She will begin her new role on March 1 after a transition from her Affiliate.  “Cheryl brings an extraordinary combination of vision, …
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Housing News This Week

January 13, 2023 | National News, Uncategorized

Boston doctor has dedicated long-tenured career to treating city’s unhoused community Since the 1980s, Dr. Jim O’Connell has been caring for the unhoused population of Boston in a critical way, one with perhaps little if any precedent. What began as a year-long assignment prior to plans to begin a prestigious …
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Family Promise Ramps Up Expansion Efforts

January 12, 2023 | Affiliate News

Family Promise recently welcomed a new Affiliate, Family Promise of the Big Bend. Formerly known as Big Bend Housing Coalition, the organization will officially adopt its new name on March 9, 2023. Family Promise of Big Bend joins a network of 200 Affiliates backed by national best practices and resources.  …
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