learnFamily Promise assists working families with children who are temporarily homeless. Learn how we work with the local Bergen County community, churches and synagogues to lend a hand to those in need.

If you are a working family with dependent children and are facing homelessness, please call the Family Promise office at 201-833-8009 for more information.

All others call 211, United Way’s Help Line for additional referrals.


volunteerTake action today and become a volunteer. There are many opportunities for individuals, groups and congregations. We have 24 host congregations and 50 support congregations throughout Bergen County that receive families in our program. Your help can make a difference in someone’s life. Click here to find an opportunity that is right for you.


donateThe problem of poverty is complex but you can help with a simple donation of any amount.

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Featured Blog Articles

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Take the Challenge and Help Homeless Families — Annual Family Hike or Bike

Join other Family Promise supporters on Sunday, May 3, 2015, as we walk or ride through Ridgewood, starting in Van Neste Square. You can choose […]

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A Town United in Service — The Allendale Coalition

The town of Allendale is unique in that four churches work closely together to meet the sheltering needs of Family Promise families. Thank you to […]

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Volunteer Extraordinaire — Nancy Woods

“Those of us lucky enough to have known and worked with Nancy can’t help but be inspired and grateful ….”

“Volunteers simply do not get any […]

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Annual Holiday Party Brings Togetherness and Joy

Thanks to your generosity to our Holiday Gift Fund, our families had the opportunity to enjoy gifts and a very festive time at the […]

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Did You Know?

      • Approximately 2.5 million children, or 1 out of every 30, will experience homelessness in the U.S. this year, up from 1.6 million just four years ago.
      • Families with children make up the fastest growing segment of the homeless population.
      • The core problem is lack of affordable housing. As the gap widens between income and housing costs, the risk of family homelessness grows.
      • The following items CANNOT be purchased using food stamps: diapers, laundry detergent, toilet paper, soap, deodorant, feminine hygiene products, and cleaning supplies.
      • Family Promise is the only organization in Bergen County sheltering working homeless families as they strive to overcome the crisis of homelessness.
      • The Family Promise Network is an opportunity for volunteers of all ages and backgrounds to extend hospitality and transform lives.  To view an introductory video on this sheltering program, click here.
      • Our strategy is a holistic, integrated approach that begins with meeting immediate needs but reaches much further to help people achieve independence and to alleviate the root causes of poverty.

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Family Promise Holiday Christmas Party
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