Latest Family Promise Stories

2014-08-13 23:00:40

National Nonprofit's Work to Help Homeless Families Validated by Top Charity Evaluator Summit, NJ (PRWEB) August 13, 2014 Family Promise, the Summit-based, national nonprofit helping homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence, has been awarded a coveted 4-star rating for sound fiscal management and commitment to accountability and transparency. Charity Navigator has recognized Family Promise’s work with four out of a possible four stars, indicating the...

2014-04-08 23:22:47

Family Promise and PetSmart program expands efforts to keep homeless families with their pets. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) April 08, 2014 A national program that helps temporarily homeless families keep all members of their family together – including their four-legged family members – officially kicked off its second year today with the announcement of five new locations. The PetSmart Promise program will build dog and cat kennel facilities at day centers for temporarily homeless families...

2013-05-02 23:25:52

The nation's leading volunteer-driven nonprofit serving homeless families celebrates 25 years of building communities and strengthening lives. Summit, NJ (PRWEB) May 02, 2013 Family Promise will convene May 3-5 at the Grand Hyatt Atlanta in Buckhead to celebrate its twenty-fifth anniversary as a national organization. The conference theme is, “Sharing Our Dream, Keeping Our Promise,” reflecting the organization´s collective accomplishments over the last quarter century as...

2008-09-23 21:00:17

By Jay Tokasz The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Greater Buffalo is taking a break. The network, which consists of religious congregations that take turns hosting homeless families, is on hiatus as board members seek to enlist more community support and strengthen the small agency. The organization was struggling with finances and maintaining volunteers, so board members decided earlier this year to suspend operations. Family Promise, a national group with which the Buffalo...

2008-07-19 12:00:24

By Daniel Skolfield, Odessa American, Texas Jul. 19--During the day, Sirena Torres puts people with bad credit behind the wheel of a nice, used vehicle -- at night, she struggles to put a roof over her children's heads. The single, 31-year-old working mother of four boys and one girl sells cars for a living, which means she works on commission. But, having five children ages 6 to 13 means the Odessa mom needs three bedrooms to house them all -- and with sky-high rent prices, Torres...

2008-06-25 03:02:25

By Charles Oliver, The Daily Citizen, Dalton, Ga. Jun. 25--Some 1,704 people in Whitfield County are homeless or "precariously housed," according to a count performed by the Dalton-Whitfield Community Development Corp. earlier this year. Now, a group of area churches have signed up to take part in a national program called Family Promise that could provide shelter and other services for some homeless families. "Specifically, this is for families with children that are homeless," said...

Word of the Day
  • A large punch-bowl of the eighteenth century, usually of silver and with a movable rim, and decorated with flutings and a scalloped edge. It was also used for cooling and carrying wine-glasses.
  • A kind of cotton handkerchief having white spots on a colored ground, the spots being produced by a chemical which discharges the color.
This word is possibly named after Monteith (Monteigh), 'an eccentric 17th-century Scotsman who wore a cloak scalloped at the hem.'