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Golf Outing Success!

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 […]

Luz Galeano Graduates from Bergen LEADS

Congratulations to Family Promise Case Manager Luz Galeano, who recently graduated from Bergen LEADS, a year-long learning and leadership program. Bergen LEADS brings together emerging leaders from diverse backgrounds and teaches them about the complex community of Bergen County while expanding their capacity for leadership. The goal of the program […]

In Memoriam: Ed Gormley

It is with great sadness that we share the news of the loss of our friend, supporter and colleague, Ed Gormley of Harrington Park.  He was 90.

Ed Gormley or “Grandfather Sir,” as he was affectionately called, started off as a fledgling volunteer more than 15 years ago at St. Andrew’s […]

New Leaf Families Moving On

Sarah and Cassie* have completed their time in the transitional apartment program and are moving out on their own. Once they had set their personal goals and had a clear vision of what they wanted to achieve, they went to work!

Sarah was determined to get her High School Equivalency (HSE) […]

Letter from the President – July 2018

I heard an ad on the radio the other day asking people to donate to an organization that helps the homeless. I went to their website and found that I could pick a country in Asia, Africa, the Caribbean, Central America or South America—but not the United States. A country, […]

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, […]