Family Promise Union County

Family Promise Union County (FPUC) is the flagship program of the national office and the first site established in the national network.

In 2023, Union County:

    • Served 1,004 individuals and 333 households
    • Provided over 10,000 nights of emergency shelter
    • Provided housing stability screening to 1,217 households
    • Prevented 300 episodes of homelessness
    • Engaged 500 volunteers to provide services in financial capabilities, health and wellness, tutoring and more
    • Diverted 100 households from shelter
    • Ensured 100 PERCENT of  households served left shelter for housing

FPUC provides meaningful opportunities for people to make a difference in the lives of families in their community and empowers families to maintain employment, housing, and hope.


Family Promise Union County
Family Promise Union County workshops

Bridge to Success

FPUC’s Bridge to Success program creates opportunities for families to reclaim their independence. It provides comprehensive services targeted at helping them rebuild their lives and focus on the future.

Scouts volunteer with FPUC

FPUC Volunteer Training

Join us at one of our volunteer events to learn more about Family Promise and how you can get involved.  Upcoming dates to be added soon.

FPUC Staff

Debbie Almanzar, Administrative Assistant
Claire Boylan, Manager of Prevention Services
Erynn Boyle, Homelessness Prevention Navigator
Rhonda Brown, Housing Coordinator
Geleen Donovan, Executive Director
Diane Esty, Director of Development
Risé Grady, Emergency Services Coordinator
Stina Nanavati, Volunteer Coordinator
Robbin Sims, Day Center Assistant

Contact Us

First Baptist Church
402 Union Avenue
Elizabeth, NJ 07208

Phone: (908) 289-7300