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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 […]

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

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 […]

What Does Success Look Like?

Three weeks ago, JR (aka Tony) became the second member of his family to receive his high school diploma. The first, you may recall, was his mother, Sarah, who received her high school equivalency certification after she and her four boys moved into one of Family Promise’s transitional apartments last […]

Meet Board Member Jerry Fleisher—it’s a Family Affair!

It was Jerry Fleisher’s own family that started him down the road to helping homeless families.

When his son Jeffrey was in high school, he got his parents involved in a coat drive for the homeless of New York City, and enlisted the family to serve Thanksgiving dinner at a shelter […]

Family Promise – An Opportunity of a Lifetime!

Family Promise – “An Opportunity of a Lifetime!”

That’s what Shay called the Family Promise Network at her exit interview. After 7 months in the program, Shay and A’Sha, her delightful three year old, have moved into their own apartment.

Shay has been working closely with her Case Manager, Luz Galeano and […]

Heartfelt Thanks From A Little Girl

It’s always nice to be thanked but a hand-written note from a 10 year old child makes you feel really good. And that is what came in the mail not long after Cindy and her family moved out of the Network and into a transitional apartment. This precious card written […]

A Note From Kate

As the summer draws to an end and the children head back to school, they take with them happy memories and new friendships they made at Camp Lots-of-Fun. For the last half of August, twenty nine homeless children had the opportunity to experience new activities, ideas and relationships. And what […]

Mark Your Calendars for our Annual Gala!

This year marks the 30th Anniversary of Family Promise of Bergen County and the theme of our Gala is Promises Kept…Promises for Tomorrow. The Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 19th at the Stony Hill Inn in Hackensack at 6:00 pm, featuring Cocktails, Silent Auction, Dinner and Program. Tickets are $150 […]