February 12, 2019 Message from Board President Susan Sweeney Dear Friends, It is with mixed emotions that I share with you an upcoming change at Family Promise of Northern New Castle County. Our beloved Executive Director, Carolyn Gordon, has accepted a larger role in Family Promise as Northeast Regional Director. In this new role, Carolyn [read more…]
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After Natefa’s family lost their house, she and her kids were forced to bounce between family members’ homes. Eventually, they stayed at a motel, where they’d have to walk miles just to get food. Tanique lost her job after she became pregnant, and although she stayed with family temporarily, there wasn’t enough space after [read more…]
“Nearly 6,500 children in Delaware experience homelessness each year. The proposed legislation will drastically add to this number.” Carolyn Gordon, Executive Director of Family Promise® of Northern New Castle County, comments on a bill before the Wilmington City Council that would change how violations of the housing code are enforced. Click to read the original [read more…]
Did you know that in the Christina School District in Delaware alone, over 600 students experience homelessness each year? That’s enough to completely fill 20 classrooms. As this school year begins, you can help end homelessness for these children. Homelessness has an immediate and lasting impact on children. Each day of homelessness takes a toll on their grades, [read more…]
“Family Promise offers friends, a roof over our head, and they show love, caring, support, and fun.”
“Family Promise offers friends, a roof over our head, and they show love, caring, support, and fun.” — Gretchen’s 7-year-old daughter After Gretchen lost her home, she and her two daughters bounced between family members’ houses and finally ended up in a motel. It was stressful to figure out how to pay for the motel [read more…]
Charity supported her daughter and two sons by working at a local medical center. But when she lost her job in July, things fell apart. “I had no income,” she said. “I had bills daily that were coming in, and there’s no resource or reservoir for that need. It spiraled from there.” By the [read more…]
Yarelis: Hi. We are the Walker family. I am Yarelis, Alreise, and we have two kids. We were living in Virginia and we were both working. My husband lost his job because of an accident. I was trying to work more but I was getting overwhelmed. Then I lost my job when my boss changed. [read more…]
My name is Francisco Ruiz, Jr. I lived in Indiana for over 30 years and I was an Electrician for 25 of those years. I made a lot money. I got custody of my daughter but I didn’t have a babysitter. I couldn’t get childcare because I worked a 3am-11am shift. I lived in [read more…]
The theme of this year’s breakfast is “Looking Toward the Future”. Often, families come to us in their darkest time. All of our families have lived somewhere, have had stability but then one day, it is no more. It begins with something you or I may experience: health issues, divorce, death, a car breaking [read more…]
Love. Warmth. Family. Happiness. Comfort. That’s what home means to us. And because of you, Family Promise is the most effective model for ending homelessness in Delaware. Watch our new video below!