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Founded in Summit, New Jersey in 1988, Family Promise is a national organization that comprises more than 200 affiliates in 43 states that work together to transform the lives of families experiencing homelessness. What began as a local response to a problem in Union County, New Jersey has grown over the last 30 years into a national movement involving more than 200,000 volunteers nationwide who serve more than 125,000 people yearly. Today Family Promise is the leading national nonprofit addressing the issue of family homelessness. While we’ve grown, the core of what we do is still local – partnerships within a city or county changing lives for the better.

We are Family Promise

Transforming the lives of families experiencing homelessness.
Because every child deserves a home.

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Your donations help families in the Chippewa Valley.

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We're always looking for a few more helping hands.

Annual Holiday Letter

For many of us, it is hard to imagine not having a place to call home. Our vision is a world where every child has a place to call home and an opportunity for a brighter future. While our generous donors and grants cover much of our costs, the demand for our services continues to grow and we have ended the last several years with a budget deficit. Learn more. »

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February 23, 2024 – HOLD THE DATE!!!! 2024 Hike for the Homeless is August 20th. The event is up on Facebook. Registration is NOT open yet, but will be soon. Our planning committee is already meeting and getting things organized, and sponsor letters should be going out in the next couple weeks. If you are interested in helping us plan this event give us a call and let us know. We will need planners and volunteers the night of the event. We're so excited and hope to have a record year (both for walkers and for funds raised). I placed the order for sun and perfect weather for a walk on the 20th. Funds raised from this event allow us to continue to assist families in the Chippewa Valley who are experiencing homelessness. More details coming soon! Watch this space for more details. Follow us if you haven't already, share so that more people can see it.

February 22, 2024 – Another HUGE Thank You day, this time to Eau Claire Roofing Co Inc . A few weeks ago we noticed some water damage in the ceiling of our large storage room here at the Beacon House. We called EC Roofing who sent someone out to check out the roof. They found a few minor issues with the roof membrane here on the Beason House. They took care of the issues immediately and when we got the bill, they went WAY over and above by donating the work and supplies to us. It's the amazing support of our community businesses that allow us to provide great service to our guests and the families we serve. I keep saying it, but you all keep proving it, it takes a community to address the issues of family homelessness, and we could not do what we do without all of you holding us up! Thank you, Eau Claire Roofing. What a HUGE gesture of support!!

February 21, 2024 – Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley wants to send out a big THANK YOU to AJM Automotive Services for the work they did on our truck that we use for helping our guests move into their next place. We have a 1996 Grumman bread truck (lovingly referred to as "The Beluga Whale"). Sometime on one of our furniture runs the headlight fell out of the truck. We did the "non-profit repair" using zip ties and bailing twine... Not sure why, but parts are pretty rare for an almost 30 year-old truck. So AJM got creative and fabricated a part for us and got the headlight back in place so that we can get more use out of our truck. We've been using them for years, and are very happy with the work they do for us. Thanks to the team at AJM Automotive. Jon and his team are great!!

February 20, 2024 – Thanks to Eau Claire North High School FCCLA group, who hosted a book drive for the Beacon House families. Not only did they collect them, but they deliver as well. These will be given to our families and their children. What the families don't take we will use to update our library here at Beacon House. The majority of our budget comes from the people of the Chippewa Valley. Donations like this allow us to spend the money we get from our donors so that we can keep doing what we do. To the students at Eau Claire North High School you did a great thing here. You've made a difference in the lives of so many families. Pat yourselves on the back and be proud of what you have done. And you can tell any doubters that you are PROOF that the younger generation is in great shape and focused on helping others.

January 18, 2024 – Looking for a few good backs... As a result of our emergency shelter getting new washers and dryers I have a washer and two dryers that I need to move into our Transitional House. I am looking for a couple of people who are willing to volunteer about 2 hours of your time to help us move these into the houses. If you are willing, please contact us at 715-834-4357 and let us k now what dates and times work for you. Weekend dates are okay. I'd like to get them moved in by next week.

January 12, 2024 – Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House wants to thank the Thomas and Kathleen Edwards Designated Pass -Through Fund of the Eau Claire Community Foundation for their generous donation to FPCV. Dedicated donors like Thomas and Kathleen Edward are what allow us to continue to serve families in the Chippewa Valley. Thank you to @Eau Claire Community Foundation for setting up the vehicle for caring donors to continue to provide for us and for families experiencing homelessness in the Chippewa Valley!

January 12, 2024 – A shout out to Mayo Clinic Eau Claire Wi and Spirit Lutheran Foundation for providing us with grants that allowed us to purchase new commercial laundry equipment that was desperately needed. Until these grants we have only been able to afford home-grade washers and dryers. We typically wore them out after 12-15 months (with 6 families you can imagine how much use these machines got...). These new machines are built to put up with the use we put them to, and we will have to replace machines less often, saving us money and staff time. Thanks also to Denny's Appliance for providing us with pricing that allowed us to put the grants to their best use. As I always say, it takes all of you to allow us to continue to do what we do. These machines will help our families live a better life here in the shelter. Thank you to all for your support of Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House.

January 11, 2024 – Last catch up of the day. Thanks to Stucky Chiropractic for the donation of cash and a very lonely stuffed monkey. We so appreciate the donation that was used to buy additional toys for the Festival of Toys program. Donors like you are the "backbone" of our programs.

January 11, 2024 – A little more catching up. Thank you to the Eau Claire North High School Student Council. Your effort at doing a drive for us certainly paid off. Excellent effort, we appreciated the supplies and pantry food!

January 11, 2024 – Catching up from the last couple weeks. Thank you to @Royal Credit Union Altoona branch for your donation of supplies for The Beacon House. These supplies will go to good use!