Family Promise of Bergen County Blog

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2017 Gala Registration is OPEN!

The Annual Family Promise Gala will be held on Wednesday, October 18, 2017 at 6:00 pm at the beautiful, lakefront Indian Trail Club in Franklin Lakes. […]

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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 stage of my life – continued involvement with Family Promise and my church, as well as a number of other ideas.

Transitions. Some are harder than […]

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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 to everyone who participated as well as to our generous Presenting Sponsor Bogota […]

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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 be the beneficiary. The $11,000 donation will go toward renovations and other costs associated with the new apartment. Many thanks to our good friends at […]

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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 that our new New Leaf apartment in Englewood would be the beneficiary. The $11,000 donation will go toward renovations and other costs associated with the […]

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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 year.

This year we watched JR step onto the stage, shake the Superintendent of School’s hand and receive his diploma –an important milestone for him and […]

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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 […]

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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 has lots to be proud of. While in the Network, Shay worked on several areas of self-realization. Her confidence increased as she learned to face […]