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Camp Lots-of-Fun

Please donate today to give summer fun to a homeless child. School’s out for summer! Most kids are relaxing at home or attending summer camp. But for children who are homeless, summer is a little different when you are living in a shelter. Parents are stressed, and kids are too. Space […]

19th annual golf outing-old

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

Letter from the President

Recently, the county conducted its annual Point in Time survey, counting those who are homeless on a particular evening.  The results were reported in The Record and, several days later, an editorial in The Record urged politicians and others to address the issue of homelessness.

The problem?  There was absolutely no […]

Code Blue in action at Family Promise

As reported in the January/February newsletter  Code Blue is the county’s response to identifying a homeless family or individual who has nowhere to go during extremely cold weather conditions. Bergen County  has set aside three apartments for homeless families found in Code Blue conditions and asked if Family Promise would […]

Winnie Derfus—farewell to a volunteer extraordinaire

Monday mornings at Family Promise are about to change.  This May, we’ll say goodbye to Winnie Derfus, longtime office volunteer and weekend scheduler, who is retiring after countless years of service to Family Promise and previously the IRF.  “Service to others has always been prominent in my life, says Winnie, […]

Hike or Bike Registration is Open!

Join Family Promise on Sunday, May 6th as we Hike or Bike through Ridgewood, NJ. All funds raised directly benefit our programs for homeless, working families. Last year our amazing hikers and bikers raised more than $40,000 for Family Promise!

Choose your route – a 3 mile hike or bike OR 15 mile bike through […]

BOD Profile – Rachel Votto

“I wanted to utilize my financial skills to help give back and get more involved in the community,” the newest member of the Family Promise Board of Trustees, Rachel Votto, says about why she got involved with Family Promise. “Growing up my parents volunteered and demonstrated the importance of giving […]

It’s the annual 50/50 Raffle time!

Did you know… 

2.5 million children, or one in thirty, will experience homelessness this year in the United States?
45% of children living in poverty in NJ have at least one parent working full-time?
If a family becomes homeless and has nowhere to go, their children can be taken and placed in foster […]

19th Annual Golf Outing

The 19th Annual Family Promise Golf Outing was held on Tuesday, June 12, 2018. The weather was perfect as 84 golfers enjoyed a day on the beautiful course at Edgewood Country Club in support of Family Promise.
Guests enjoyed lunch, a shotgun start with 18 holes of golf, cocktails and dinner, plus […]

Super 50/50 Raffle!

Thank you to everyone who purchased tickets for the Family Promise Super 50/50 Raffle! We nearly sold out with 954 tickets sold. The drawing was held on Tuesday, June 12,  2018 at 11:00 am at Edgewood Country Club in River Vale. Special thanks to the many local churches who welcomed […]