Family Promise of Bergen County

Rating: 5 stars   3 reviews

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Location: Teaneck NJ 07666 USA

Mission: Our mission is to provide hospitality to the homeless and to keep families together in times of crisis, shepherding them through temporary periods of homelessness by helping them create an achievable vision and develop a strong foundation for self-sufficiency.

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Rating: 5 stars  

28 years ago I heard about this organization and decided to help. Since then, I ran a shelter for homeless families for 22 years and when that closed, I moved on to office work. This organization has sheltered more than 500 families in those years, has moved most of them into independent living with the assistance of a very small staff and a tiny budget. Volunteers have staffed the shelters, handled the office work and demonstrated the power of goodness and generosity of the "haves" toward their less fortunate brothers and sisters! As an example of that, several ex-clients have returned to serve the poor who followed them into the program!

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

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Very Well

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Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I retired from the corporate world in 1985 and for some 10-11 years thereafter I was involved with an
organization that sponsored seminars for business executives. Then strictly by chance, I had my first contact with Family Promise when I volunteered to help out a local church who was then sheltering homelessindividuals. From that early experience I have become a more active volunteer and am now involved in many of their other activities, a Walk-In Dinner program they sponsor yearround and another sheltering program for working families with children. At various other times I have also served on many of the FPB committees including marketing and fund raising.

All in all, I describe my work (20-30 hours per average week) with this organization as THE BEST JOB I HAVE EVER HAD. What it pays in personal satisfaction to me, is far greater than any paycheck I ever received in my working career.

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For the time you spent, how much of an impact did you feel your work or activity had?

Life-changing

Did the organization use your time wisely?

Very Well

Would you recommend this group to a friend?

Definitely

When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

Rating: 5 stars  

I have been supporting Family Promise of Bergen County for many years and am honored to be able to endorse their activities. The neediest among us are their constituents - either feeding homeless individuals at the county shelter, sheltering homeless families temporarily down on their luck, helping them get back on their feet with professional family case managers or giving homeless children two weeks of fun in the late summer sun. We often forget how lucky we are - until we see ourselves in the faces of these families.

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When was your last experience with this nonprofit?

2013

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