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Kate’s Letter

We talk a lot about helping families secure safe, affordable childcare when they are with us at Family Promise.  Being able to access childcare is one of the keys to maintaining permanent housing. Once childcare is in place, parents can look for work, participate in job training, further their education, […]

Camp Lots-of-Fun

For two fun-filled, healing weeks this summer, 30 children who have experienced homelessness can just be kids at Camp Lots-of-Fun. They play, run, dance, create, laugh, share, learn, grow and make friends. The stresses of their life fade away as they experience fun adventures with daily field trips, performances and interactive play. The kids, ages 5-12, also […]

Hike or Bike Recap!

On Sunday, May 6th nearly 200 people gathered in Van Neste Square in Ridgewood to participate in Family Promise’s 25th annual Hike or Bike fundraiser, which supports our programs serving homeless, working families.

It was a fun day filled with hiking, biking, music, dancing, food, games, giveaways and prizes, and we’d like […]

Changing Lives

If you’ve volunteered with Family Promise of Bergen County, or worked with needy people, you might eventually come to wonder two things. One is “What became of those folks?’’ A second is “Did I help them?”

Phyllis Roth had those questions. And recently, she got answers.

About 25 years ago, Phyllis was […]

Doing It All

“Volunteers don’t necessarily have the time; they just have the heart.”   This is certainly true of volunteer Sue Hill, who has been of service to Family Promise almost since its inception, (as the Interreligious Fellowship for the Homeless).  Sue has done it all and gives of herself wherever needed to […]

Golf for Family Promise!

The Family Promise Annual Golf Outing will be held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018 at the newly renovated Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. Guests will enjoy a fabulous day of golf including lunch, refreshments on the course, cocktail reception, dinner, silent auction, gift bag and prizes. Prizes include low […]

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. […]