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Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Posted by on Feb 6, 2017 in home | Comments Off on Family Promise of Greater Orlando

Family Promise of Greater Orlando

What is Family Promise of Greater Orlando? Surrounding families with a community of support and dignity, the mission of Family Promise of Greater Orlando is to provide shelter and supportive services to assist homeless families in achieving sustainable housing as quickly as possible. Family Promise utilizes a “housing first” approach to helping families overcome the crisis of homelessness and regain housing stability so that the experience of homelessness for families in Central Florida is rare and brief. Family Promise’s...

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Small Girls, Strong Will

Posted by on Jul 13, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Small Girls, Strong Will

You never know when or where your passion will show up.  One chilly afternoon about two years ago, Claire O’Malley and her next door neighbor, Carmella Duell, were outside playing when Carmella’s mom told them to put a jacket on.  The girls resisted the idea and the typical mom response was shouted out. “You know some people don’t have coats to wear in the cold.”  That is when these two girl’s hearts and minds opened about helping local homeless families.  Shortly after, the girls went into action, determining ways to help...

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Story of Z.C.

Posted by on Apr 16, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Story of Z.C.

Story of Z.C.

Z.C. went to school through eighth grade. She had been the victim of abuse from the hands and voice of her mother for her entire life. She believed that this reality was her only option. Being a young mom of one child, Z.C. was the third generation in her family to encounter homelessness and poverty. Z.C. believed there was no way out. However, Z.C. made the life-changing decision to attend the recently launched Seeds of Change Program at Family Promise. For 12 weeks, participants with similar situations and backgrounds meet as a group to...

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Donated Washer & Dryer

Posted by on Feb 19, 2018 in News | Comments Off on Donated Washer & Dryer

Donated Washer & Dryer

Thanks to our friends at Aggressive and board member, Terry Marks, we have a brand new, donated washer and dryer for our families when they are at the Day Center. Thank you from the bottom of our hearts!

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New Car

Posted by on Nov 13, 2017 in News | Comments Off on New Car

New Car

Sylvia received a free car from Recycled Rides and Service King of Orlando South. Recycled Rides is a program created by the National Auto Body Council, that brings together insurers, local collision repairers and others to repair and donate vehicles to deserving individuals and service organizations, like Family Promise. Thanks for making her dreams come...

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Mattress Love

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Mattress Love

Mattress Love

They found us through a simple Google search: Central Florida, Homeless, Families. Family Promise of Greater Orlando popped up in the search. The Kamran Farid Foundation was looking for a nonprofit to partner with and provide mattresses through their business, Rise Mattress. After a few months of meeting, phone calls and emails, the head of the Kamran Farid Foundation asked us to give her a number of how many mattresses we thought we would need for our families. Our Program Manager quickly told her it was surely more than they could offer but...

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Turning Hopeless Into Hope

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Turning Hopeless Into Hope

Turning Hopeless Into Hope

Turning Hopeless Into Hope Angela could not catch a break. She sat by her mother’s side until she quietly passed on to heaven. Life did not pause for mourning. Angela’s children needed her even though she felt like she lost her footing in a world without her mother. Several weeks later, Angela pulled in the neighborhood to find multiple fire trucks in front of her Cleveland, Ohio home. The kind, soot-covered firefighter walked over to her and said, “Ma’am, we did everything we could but the fire was too powerful and I’m sorry to tell...

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Meet Kristen Pawlowski

Posted by on Nov 10, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Meet Kristen Pawlowski

Meet Kristen Pawlowski

Kristen Pawlowski is a Florida native, born and raised in Tampa before moving to Orlando to attend the University of Central Florida. She began her career in the hospitality industry in various leadership roles across the Central Florida area. Her experience taught her the definition of servant leadership and how to build a team focused on creating unique and memorable experiences for the guests she served. In 2015, Kristen transitioned her career path and joined Kevin Barry’s team at Merrill Lynch as a Financial Advisor. Her primary goal...

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Wishlist

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Wishlist

Wishlist

Family Wish List Want to help? You can make a difference in the lives of our families by donating these items:     Diapers (of all sizes) Diaper Wipes (unscented) Pajamas (all sizes) Feminine Hygiene products Gift cards for Target, Walmart & Gas Cards Laundry detergent/Bleach (regular & sensitive skin) Paper Goods (toilet paper, paper towels, paper plates, trash bags New Pillows (twin/full) Socks (adults & children) Toiletries (razors, shampoo/conditioner, toothbrush, toothpaste, body wash, deodorant) Cleaning Supplies,...

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Christmas Concert

Posted by on Oct 27, 2017 in News | Comments Off on Christmas Concert

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I Believe Video

Posted by on Oct 15, 2017 in News | Comments Off on I Believe Video

Watch this video to get an up close and personal glimpse of our families and how we are helping to end homelessness in Central Florida.  www.youtube.com/watch?v=kVkr6S3Qj0w  

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