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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.
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.”
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.
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.
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(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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Rest in Peace Nancy S. Woods, June 1, 1928 – June 10, 2020
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.
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.
Board 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.
HUD Homeless Data Don’t Add Up: Children and Youth Pay the Price
Hike or Bike 2018
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