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Hike or Bike 2018

Join Family Promise on Sunday, May 6th as we Hike or Bike through Ridgewood, NJ. All funds raised directly benefit our programs for […]

A Note from Kate

I was talking to one of our dedicated volunteers on January 2nd, the first day back to work after the holidays and the start of a new year.  To me, it represents a fresh start, a clean slate, and infinite possibilities for the next 12 months.  One of the reasons […]

CODE BLUE: Are families being left out in the cold?

In May 2017, Governor Christie signed legislation mandating all NJ counties create a plan to protect unsheltered individuals when the temperature dips below a certain temperature.  Whenever the temperature drops below 32 degrees with precipitation or 25 degrees without, there should be places available for individuals to come out from […]

Mother’s commitment results in new home in time for Christmas

In early October Judy entered the Network with her four children.  They settled in quickly and although it wasn’t always easy, Judy’s upbeat nature kept the whole family moving forward. She went to work, the children attended school and Judy focused on growing her savings and paying off her debt.  […]

Camp Lots-of-Fun Changed My Life  by: Camp Counselor Jessica Laino 

I never would have imagined that ten days was all it would take to alter my entire outlook on life.

I groggily woke up on my first day of camp more tired than I was excited to go. Being a more nervous person, I was shaking heading into the building. But […]

BOD Profile – Frank Skuthan

When Frank Skuthan, a career banker, decided in his mid-60s to focus on volunteering with a non-profit organization, he didn’t know what he didn’t know: Serving on the board of a non-profit can be quite different from doing the same in the private sector.

“I’d been COO (chief operating officer) of […]

A Cheerful Holiday Celebration for Families

On December 5th, Family Promise continued its annual tradition of a fun and festive Holiday Party for our families. Volunteers, friends, board and staff gathered in celebration of the holidays with good food, music and tons of fun! The Family Promise Youth Council for the Homeless did an outstanding job […]

Where there’s a Willow, there’s a way!

What do you do when you have a gift card you can’t use?  Buy something frivolous? Sell it on the internet? Put it in a drawer and let it expire? If you are Willow Hindon of Waldwick, you consider how you could use the gift card to help someone else.

After […]