• Facebook
  • Instagram
  • Twitter
  • Linkedin

In The News

Family Promise of Bergen County in the News

Family Promise Walk-In Dinner Program receives funding from the Episcopal Diocese of Newark

Family Promise recently received a generous grant to support its nightly meal distribution program as part of the Episcopal Diocese of Newark’s Alleluia Fund.
Read more

How we speak matters. People aren’t homeless — they experience homelessness

When I speak about my work as executive director of Family Promise of Bergen County and our mission to provide temporary shelter and support to working families experiencing homelessness, people often look puzzled by the words “experiencing homelessness.” And they ask why I don’t just say “homeless families.”
Read more

Family Promise voted “Best Non-Profit” in (201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen 2022

For a third year, Family Promise has won the title of “Best Non-Profit” in (201) Magazine’s Best of Bergen Reader’s Poll! Thank you to everyone who took the time to vote.
Read more

Plastic Bag Ban

See how the plastic bag ban is impacting the Family Promise Walk-in Dinner and our ability to feed some of the most vulnerable in Bergen County.
Please read and share

Catching Up with Family Promise of Bergen County

(201) Magazine follows up their 2016 feature on Family Promise by highlighting the organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts, and its plans for the future.
Read more

Family Promise receives grant from TD Charitable Foundation

This grant — worth $150,000 — will help Family Promise provide shelter, rental assistance and support to working families who are homeless or at risk of becoming homeless.
Read more

How a Bergen homeless shelter managed through the COVID pandemic – with motel rooms

After the residents of the county homeless shelter were moved to motels during the pandemic, Kate Duggan, executive director of Family Promise of Bergen County, and board president Paul Shackford began delivering meals to their rooms. Eventually, a steady schedule of volunteers took over the task.
Read more

Family Promise provides free Thanksgiving dinners

Volunteers with Family Promise of Bergen County make and distribute free Thanksgiving dinners at the BC Housing Health & Human Services location in Hackensack on Thursday November 26, 2020.
Read more

Cause for hope in the fight against hunger

As the pandemic wears on, everyone is finding it challenging and, at times, exhausting. Follow the link to a recent Op Ed, written by the former mayor of Ridgewood and Family Promise volunteer, Paul Aronsohn, that speaks to the human spirit helping us find our way through the coronavirus pandemic.
Read more

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.
Read more

In Memoriam – Nancy Woods

Rest in Peace Nancy S. Woods, June 1, 1928 – June 10, 2020
Read more

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.
Read more

HUD Homeless Data Don’t Add Up: Children and Youth Pay the Price


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


Family Promise providing homeless working families the help they need


Family Promise wins the IKEA Challenge


Church’s legacy is to help homeless families


 A new life for a Family Promise family


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


Informing the community


 The IRF affiliates with Family Promise


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