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My Thanksgiving

My Thanksgiving

At this time of the year, it’s right to spend time to reflect on all we have, and how we have used those resources to help others.  With Thanksgiving soon to come, I want to talk about just some of what has affected me this year. We have accomplished a lot this year...

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We Welcome Denise Martino to the Staff

We Welcome Denise Martino to the Staff

Denise Martino, Family Promise’s newest case manager, says her introduction to social services began a quarter century ago with her first job out of school -- answering calls on a 24-hour crisis hotline for Covenant House in New York City. She heard of almost every...

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A Family Learns to Dream Higher

A Family Learns to Dream Higher

If you were able to join us at the Gala last month, you heard the heartfelt testimony of N.C., a mom of two who was part of the sheltering network several years ago. While not able to join us in person, her comments were presented via a taped video. You could hear a...

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Letter from Kate

Letter from Kate

September is back to school month. It is also Hunger Awareness Month. And although families are still becoming homeless, or terrifyingly close to it, hunger is an issue that has become more prevalent and more apparent since the beginning of the pandemic. You probably...

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Camp Lots-of-Fun was LOTS OF FUN!

Camp Lots-of-Fun was LOTS OF FUN!

That’s a wrap on summer 2022, and another year of Camp Lots-of-Fun! This summer was a particularly special year for Family Promise’s two-week day camp, as many of the restrictions put in place in response to the COVID-19 pandemic were lifted. We’re happy to report...

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Family Promise Has the Best Volunteers

Family Promise Has the Best Volunteers

Neither snow nor rain nor gloom of night… When the weather forecast called for thunderstorms on Monday July 18th, none of us expected the kind of flooding we saw all around Bergen County. Initially no one was worried about the Walk-In Dinner Program.  But the weather...

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My Thanksgiving

Letter from the President

The solution to homelessness is to provide adequate access to affordable housing.  While we can agree with that, it doesn’t take long to realize that solving this issue is incredibly complex.  And there are factors at play today that are making this even more...

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