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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.

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

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June 22, 2024 – See you all there. Come get some great peaches and support some great organizations!!

June 21, 2024 – Registration is open for this year's Hike for the Homeless. A beautiful walk around River Prairie Park to raise money for the Beacon House...our family emergency shelter and transitional house. Money raised will be used to continue providing shelter and assistance to families who are experiencing homelessness in the Chippewa Valley. The walk will happen on August 20th, with registration beginning at 5:00 pm and the walk kicking off at 6:00 pm. Come at 5:00pm so that you have plenty of time to purchase tickets for our bucket raffle items. Donations are already starting to pour in for raffle items (we'll dsiclose a list of items as we get closer to the day of the walk), but I wish I could bid on some of what we already have received. There will be two routes that day, a short ~1 mi walk, and a longer 2.5 mi route that will go through some amazingly beautiful wooded areas of River Prairie. Registration is $30 per walker 18 years old and older. Walkers under 18 years old are free, so go to http://familypromisecv.org/hike-for-the-homeless and pre-register to walk and give us your t-shirt size. See you all on the 20th of August!!

June 20, 2024 – Happy First Day of Summer, everyone!! It's a time for beaches, and picnics, and campfires. We hope that everyone who follows us on social media has an amazing summer and gets to spend their summer getting rested and refreshed from school, work, and everyone's favorite...winter 🤣. As we spend our summer celebrating the best time of the year, don't forget to support those who are struggling with the basics of living...those who don't have a place to call home. Every day this summer we are looking to place families in apartments and rental homes so that they do have a place to call home, and a reason to celebrate summer. If you get a few minutes we'd truly appreciate if you headed over to either http://familypromisecv.org/get-involved (to volunteer) or http://familypromisecv.org/donate (to make a donation) and support our mission of "advocating for and supporting families who are homeless in our community by providing temporary housing and support services, and by fostering independence." #familypromiseofthechippewavalley #beaconhouse #endinghomelessness

June 19, 2024 – The progress continues... The sail cover is up, the doll house, and storage bin are here, the chairs are painted and the flowers are in. Our courtyard is looking GREAT, and our families are enjoying the spiffed up space. Thanks to Eau Claire Garden Club, Royal Construction, Inc. Don Bedle, Eau Claire Community Foundation, Ginger Slota, Lynn Krochmalski and several others that have been here to assist. Electrician comes tomorrow to remove some old 120V outdoor lights, then some mulch and a bike rack and we'll have the nicest place for our families to relax and our kids to play. We could not do what we do here if it were not for our volunteers and area companies and organizations who support us in our mission! If you get a chance, let these organizations know how much you appreciate their support for the community. And specifically their support for Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House. #familypromiseofthechippewavalley #beaconhouse #endinghomelessness #oursupportersrock

June 19, 2024 – Happy Juneteeth! The progress we have made so far is great, but families of color still experience a significantly higher incidence of homelessness than white families. Here at Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley just over 35% of the families we cared for last year identified as people of color. That compares to the Chippewa Valley's population where just over 11% who identified as people of color. While we are proud of the progress so far, FPCV will continue to advocate for families who are experiencing homelessness regardless of their race, country of origin, gender identity, marital status, sexuality, or other class. Let's celebrate the progress made while we all continue to fight for true equity for all people in our society!

June 17, 2024 – Just over 2 months until the 2024 Hike for the Homeless! River Prairie Park 5:00 pm registration 6:00 pm the Hike for the Homeless kicks off. Lots of changes this year! Instead of all the drawings after the walk, we will be doing bucket raffles for many of the prizes. Your registration will come with tickets that you can use for the bucket raffles, but you'll be able to buy additional tickets to increase your chances to win an item. We will still be doing a few larger drawings at the end of the Hike, so plan on staying for a little while to see what you might win. The other big change this year is that children 17 and under walk free at Hike for the Homeless. A family of 14 (or 2, or 26 for that matter) can walk with their registered adult(s). We are looking for a great turnout this year and we didn't want the cost of participating to prevent a family from coming out and joining us. So, put it in your calendar, then go to http://familypromisecv.org/hike-for-the-homeless and register. Registration for the Hike is officially open!! See you all in August....I'm so looking forward to it. #hikeforthehomeless #familypromiseofthechippewavalley #lookingforafunevening #walkingforapurpose #endinghomelessness

June 14, 2024 – We've been chosen as one of the organizations that will receive funding from this year's Peach Fest. Thank you to La Peche Community Foundation and the folks at The Nostalgic Bean who host the La Peche Community Foundation. Come on out and enjoy the fest on Saturday the 22nd of June, starting at 8:00 am and do yourself a favor and pre-order some peaches. We always buy some and they are simply the best peaches that we eat each year. We'll be there, so stop on out and say hi, enjoy the food and fun that goes along with Peach Fest. Thanks to everyone at La Peche Community Foundation and The Nostalgic Bean. you're all just awesome!!

June 8, 2024 – We've updated our front sign...to recognize our affiliation with Family Promise. The name change took effect in 2016 when Eau Claire Interfaith Hospitality Network affiliated with Family Promise national. Bringing us into the fold of 200 other family shelters around the US and the resources to help us grow into what we are today. We love out new look.

June 7, 2024 – WOW!! We just don't know how to adequately thank the team at Morrie’s Eau Claire Subaru https://www.facebook.com/MorriesEauClaireSubaru For a few years now Family Promise of the Chippewa Valley/Beacon House has been the recipient of Subaru Cares donations through the local dealership. We truly appreciate their generosity towards our mission of ending family homelessness in the Chippewa Valley. This year's donation exceeded anything that we could possibly hope. All we can say is Thank You! Thank You! Thank You Morrie's Eau Claire Subaru! You came through for us big time and we love you all! Morrie's Eau Claire Subaru cares!

June 6, 2024 – We're looking for volunteers to assist us with the summer Point In Time count on Wednesday, July 24. Training will start at 10:00 pm and teams will head out for the count around 11:00 pm. Most teams are done around 1:00 am. Family Proomise has to have 6 volunteers to assist with the count. It is actually a fun time. Go to http://westerndairyland.org/count to sign up.