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Catching Up with Family Promise of Bergen County

(201) Magazine follows up their 2016 feature on Family Promise by highlighting the Walk-In Dinner Program’s 30th anniversary, the organization’s COVID-19 relief efforts, and its plans for the future.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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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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In Memoriam – Nancy Woods

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



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