Family Promise of Summit County in the News

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Millennium Fund helps Family Promise provide diapers,
wipes and car seats for homeless babies

By Colette M. Jenkins, Beacon Journal staff writer
December 13, 2015

Shannon and Jerome Durham have hope again.
“We can finally see the light at the end of the tunnel,” said Shannon Durham, 30. “If Family Promise had not been there, I don’t know what we would have done or where we would be now.”

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.
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Family homeless shelter now accepting all members of the family

By Tracy Carloss, NewsNet5 anchor and reporter
August 13, 2014

There is only one resident at the pet condos at Family Promise Summit County currently. But, in a matter of hours Xaris, the gray and white cat, will have a neighbor: a dog.

Watch the rest of the story at NewsNet5. Click HERE.
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Akron homeless families now have a place to keep pets

By Marilyn Miller, Beacon Journal staff writer
August 12, 2014

The fluffy fat brown cat with white paws and a white belly shied away from spectators walking through the grand opening Tuesday of the new Family Promise of Summit County building, a day center for homeless families whose children have pets.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.
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Nonprofit Family Promise of Summit County expands with move into new building

By Marilyn Miller, Beacon Journal staff writer
June 18, 2014

Making adjustments in life can be a challenge, but Kelly Griffin knew change was needed before things could get better.
A change of environment, a change to want more for herself and her two children.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.
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Family Promise of Summit County celebrates 10th anniversary

By Jim Carney, Beacon Journal staff writer
April 10, 2014

As Family Promise of Summit County celebrates its 10th anniversary, it is preparing to make a huge leap into a new headquarters to better serve homeless families.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.
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Homeless family starts new life in new home

By Jim Carney, Beacon Journal staff writer
August 30, 2013

The Habitat for Humanity house that had sat empty for months is now home to a homeless Akron couple and their five children.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.

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Ex-Akron Deputy Mayor Jeff Wilhite heads Family Promise of Summit County

By Jim Carney, Beacon Journal staff writer
April 25, 2013

Jeff Wilhite had been active in the community for years but had never heard of Family Promise of Summit County when he learned the agency was looking for a new executive director.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.

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Life is back on track for homeless father and 3 daughters

By Jewell Cardwell, Beacon Journal columnist
September 26, 2012

Big, beautiful thanks to everyone who reached out to help Josh, a 32-year-old, single father of three daughters — 5-year-old twins and an 8-year-old — who had lost his job and his apartment.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.

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Agency helping homeless families plans to double the number it serves

By Jim Carney, Beacon Journal staff writer
May 12, 2012

Pamela Betty is looking for 1,200 volunteers and a dozen more churches that want to help care for homeless families.

Betty, executive director of Family Promise of Summit County, a nonprofit agency that provides shelter and services to homeless families, is preparing to double the number of people it serves but needs a big volunteer effort to get that done.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.

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Ceramic vessels symbol of those with no food to eat

By Jewell Cardwell, Beacon Journal columnist
April 6, 2012

Local artist Rhiannon Barnes and fellow art students from the University of Akron’s Art Education Department have teamed up with the Council of Youth and Adults (COYA) to make ceramic bowls that will be filled with homemade soups when Family Promise of Summit County hosts its second annual “Empty Bowl” fundraiser.

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Programs sheltering new wave of homeless

Job loss hits home as family goes from volunteering at church to living in one.
Local agencies struggling to cope with growing need
By Jim Carney, Beacon Journal staff writer
April 17, 2011

The 7-year-old girl was eating a breakfast of Rice Krispies.

Alyssa St. John sat at a table in a long hallway at Fairlawn West United Church of Christ in Akron.

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Family Promise uses host churches to take in, offer hope to its clients

By Colette M. Jenkins, Beacon Journal religion writer
July 24, 2010

Art Castro and Joanna Valle lost their home last year when their landlord went into foreclosure.
Fortunately, they were able to secure a six-month lease with a landlord whose job relocated him to Florida.

See the rest of the story in The Akron Beacon Journal. Click HERE.

 

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