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Family Promise of Bergen County in the News


NJ First Lady Volunteers With Ridgewood Nonprofit

First Lady Tammy Murphy will volunteer with Family Promise by participating in the group’s Bergen County Walk-In Dinner program.
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Family Promise Of Bergen County Distributes Meals In Englewood

Family Promise of Bergen County and World Central Kitchen are working together to address food insecurity and keep local restaurants in business.   Read about this unique initiative here.

During coronavirus outbreak, NJ’s homeless in ‘extremely dire’ situation

Where do you go to ‘shelter in place’ when you are homeless?  Homelessness during a pandemic calls for creative solutions.
Read about the challenges and responses to COVID19 by Family Promise and other providers.


Paul Shackford named Hometown Hero

Trustee of Family Promise Bergen County - hometown heroBoard President Paul Shackford was named a Hometown Hero by Congressman Josh Gottheimer at a ceremony at Felician University in Lodi, on July 9, 2019. According to Congressman Gottheimer, this honor is bestowed on members of the community whose “dedication improves the lives of their neighbors, families, and all Jersey residents.” ….
Paul was specifically cited for his work with Family Promise of Bergen County…
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HUD Homeless Data Don’t Add Up: Children and Youth Pay the Price

https://www.bergenfamilypromise.org/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/HUD-report.pdf

 

Hike or Bike 2018

Photos – www.northjersey.com/picture-gallery/be-social/2018/05/08/family-promise-of-bergen-countys-annual-hike-and-bike-in-ridgewood/34689407/

News – https://www.northjersey.com/story/news/2017/05/07/raising-funds-renovate-apartment-homeless/309878001/

Video – https://www.northjersey.com/videos/news/2017/05/07/video-raising-funds-renovate-apartments-homeless-families/101410662/

 

Thanksgiving Photos 2017

https://www.menendez.senate.gov/news-and-events/photo-gallery/thanksgiving-at-family-promise-of-bergen-county

 

Family Promise providing homeless working families the help they need

https://ridgewood.dailyvoice.com/neighbors/head-of-ridgewood-nonprofit-champions-bergens-homeless-families/703746/

 

Family Promise wins the IKEA Challenge

https://www.nj.com/entertainment/index.ssf/2016/07/nj_home_makeover_family_promise_of_bergen_county.html

 

Church’s legacy is to help homeless families

http://abc7ny.com/religion/new-jersey-church-sells-buildings-donates-cash-to-non-profits-other-churches/786304/

 

A new life for a Family Promise family

https://familypromise.org/a-new-life-in-new-jersey/

 

New Jersey Faces new Poverty: Rising Family Homelessness in Bergen County

www.ministrywith.org/files/88/ICPH_brief_NewJerseyFacesNewPoverty.pdf

 

Informing the community

http://jewishstandard.timesofisrael.com/a-different-kind-of-hospitality/

 

The IRF affiliates with Family Promise

https://familypromise.org/the-latest/welcome-bergen-county-nj-affiliate-162/

 

In the book Giving, Bill Clinton makes reference to the Walk-in Dinner Program

https://books.google.com/books?id=ieymEr5Uox0C&pg=PA48&lpg=PA48&dq=%22Walk-In+Dinner+Program%22&source=bl&ots=GH8G93sFJB&sig=AGQrLhBDGOt4eZ_U-ld6t__940M&hl=en&sa=X&ved=2ahUKEwiF4qH8nMzcAhXH6IMKHYDXAzw4FBDoATAJegQIARAB#v=onepage&q=%22Walk-In%20Dinner%20Program%22&f=false