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About Us

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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November 28, 2023 – Donations can be dropped off at 309 E Lake Street or ordered from our Amazon Wish List. https://www.amazon.com/hz/wishlist/ls/3E5SA3UEKGOJV/ref=hz_ls_biz_ex?

November 28, 2023 – A giant belated THANK YOU to Our Redeemer Lutheran Churchfor all that they have done for us here at Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley. They put together a "house warming party" for us in October and collected supplies for our families. It was so amazing to see an organization come together and provide so much for our guest families. From blankets, to pantry food, to household supplies. We can't say thank you enough....

November 27, 2023 – Tomorrow is Giving Tuesday. A great opportunity to support Family Promise/Beacon House. Help us continue to serve families experiencing homelessness here in the Chippewa Valley by donating on Giving Tuesday. We are so much more than just a shelter and your donation allows us to continue to provide amazing support for our guests. http://familypromisecv.org/annualholidayletter Thanks for whatever you can do...

November 24, 2023 – On this Black Friday why not help make a family's wish come true by remembering Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley in your holiday giving. Today, more than ever, Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley needs your continued support to provide shelter and services to families struggling with homelessness in the Chippewa Valley. Please consider a tax-deductible, end of year donation to help us continue fulfilling our vision of creating a world where every child has a place to call home and an opportunity for a brighter future. Your donations make that vision a reality for about 35 families each year. You can easily give during our Annual Holiday Letter drive. Either watch for the red envelope arriving in your mailbox shortly or go to http://familypromisecv.org/annualholidayletter to give a family a brighter future. You are funding so much more than just a shelter. We'd appreciate anything you can give. Even if you can't give, please like and share to spread our vision and continue our mission. Now go wrap all those items you are hiding in the trunk of your car.

November 23, 2023 – At a time when the country choses to step back and give thanks for the blessing we receive, we find that we have so much to be thankful for. An amazing staff, a caring and hard-working Board of Trustees, our very generous donors, a faithful group of volunteers who choose to spend their time and effort with us, and the highly dedicated organizations around us that are also working to address the needs those who are struggling. We are truly blessed to be here in the Chippewa Valley. Today we give thanks for all of you! We could not be us if it weren't for all of you. Blessings to you all on this Thanksgiving day!!

November 22, 2023 – If you have questions please call 715-834-4357 or visit our website at https://www.familypromisecv.org/christmas

November 21, 2023 – Our annual letter has been sent! Be on the look out!

November 21, 2023 – We've been nominated!! Use the link below to vote for Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley as the best local non-profit. Just being nominated is an honor.... https://volumeone.org/bestof/505/questions/13681-favorite-local-nonprofit?fbclid=IwAR2LqpVYIlZSWBj4AigZb3_9hfxQas2PfE9G7982YAuTX_IAA9Qouopu4VA Like and share please.

November 20, 2023 – As we move toward Thanksgiving we wanted to let everyone know that there are three places you can go to get a Thanksgiving dinner. Thanks to these three organizations for taking the time and effort to reach out to the community during this holiday season. If you are looking for a place to have dinner on Thursday here are the places and times. The Community Table, Eau Claire 320 Putnam Street serving from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm @hopegospelmissionec 2650 Mercantile Drive serving from 11:30 am to 1:00 pm you can either sit down and enjoy the dinner there or you can pick up and take it home. @Saving Grace Lutheran 3735 Jeffers Road serving from 11:00 am to 3:00 pm. Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley wishes to thank these organizations for providing these meals. None of them are asking for anything but to come join them. NO proof of need, no ID or utility bill needed. Just a hunger for a good meal and thanks in your heart for the blessings you will received from these organizations. We are so blessed with organizations that care so much for the people of the Chippewa Valley.

November 17, 2023 – Thanks to the High School Youth Group at @bethesdalutheran_ec for having me come speak to you about what we do here. You were an amazing group of young people and the energy in the room for what you were doing (making meals for our guests next week) was amazing. It's people like ya'll who keep us doing what we do!