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Shop and Support Family Promise with AmazonSmile

As you begin your holiday shopping, please remember that when you make purchases through AmazonSmile, Amazon will donate 0.5% of the purchase price to Family Promise. But you first must register and designate Family Promise as the charitable organization of your choice.  Visit http://www.smile.amazon.com/ and select “Family Promise of Bergen […]


At Family Promise, parents and children are encouraged to read together each evening. Our host congregations provide multicultural books and willing volunteers to both encourage and participate with the families.

We know that the main barriers to early literacy are often located in the family home. Parents may not be literate […]

A Pattern of Success

Rashawna earns her Nursing Assistant certification and gets a new full-time higher paying job!

Many of you remember Rashawna, a former client of the Family Promise Network. At our annual gala last year, she talked about finding full-time employment because FP helped with childcare and how she was empowered to find […]

Give Comfort & Joy to a Homeless Family

Our families need your help this holiday season. Your donation to our Holiday Giving Fund will provide two simple but extremely important things – comfort and joy – to the homeless working families we serve.

Your gift will provide comfort to a family by providing safe, warm shelter and nutritious meals. […]

Oh, What a Night!

The Family Promise Gala, held on October 18, 2017, was a tremendous success! This is a big step toward our vision to end homelessness for working families in Bergen County.

It was a beautiful night at the Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes, with a sold-out crowd of volunteers, sponsors and friends and […]

BOD Profile – “Serving together”

As its name suggests, Family Promise is designed to help families – specifically, homeless working ones with kids.

But Nadine Genet’s experience is a reminder that it helps the families that volunteer, too.

Nadine is vice president of Family Promise of Bergen County. When she looks back more than a decade […]

Thinking BIG: Letter from the President

David J. Schwartz in The Magic of Thinking Big said, “Look at things not as they are, but as they can be. All of us at Family Promise agree with him.

From our beginnings 30 years ago, we have supported homeless families and adults by providing shelter and services. […]

A Note From Paul Shackford, President of the Board of Trustees

Transitions. We all encounter them. Well planned or unexpected, transitions are a part of life.

In my case, I’ve been planning to retire for a while and, next month, I will leave my position as Chief Financial Officer of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark. I have many plans for this next […]

Great Golf Fundraiser Thanks to Great Sponsors

On Tuesday, June 13th 88 golfers enjoyed a fabulous day at Edgewood Country Club in support of Family Promise at our 18th Annual Golf Outing. Under the leadership of longtime friend of Family Promise John Masterson and Board of Trustees member Tom Flood we had a great, successful day!

Thank you […]

Trinity Lutheran Church in Tenafly Supports “New” New Leaf Apartment

A recent bequest at Trinity Lutheran Church in Tenafly had one stipulation – half was to be spent in Tenafly and the other half in Englewood. Due to the strong, albeit relatively new, relationship with Family Promise, Pastor Beate Storck decided that our new New Leaf apartment in Englewood would […]