The Family Promise BLOG

Glendora House Renovation Update
Renovation continues on the Glendora House Shelter for Homeless Families with Children. When COVID-19 hit, we transitioned all families in the program into the completed shelter units. Renovations on the first floor are nearly complete.
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 13, 2020
COVID-19 Update from Family Promise of Summit County
Important updates from Family Promise of Summit County in response to the Coronavirus (COVID-19) crisis.
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 11, 2020
Planned Giving: Leaving Your Legacy
Planned giving allows a donor to leave a legacy by designating future donations via several specific gift types that can be funded with cash, equity, or property. If you would like help creating your future donation plans, please contact Bill Manby.
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Bill Manby, CLU®, ChFC®, CFP®, AEP®
May 11, 2020
Client Success - Ben Sr. & Ben Jr.
When Ben Sr. lost his job, it was only a matter of time before he and his 5-year-old son, Ben Jr., were evicted from their apartment. With the help of Family Promise, after four months of being homeless, the family was stabilized and ready to start a new, prosperous chapter in their lives!
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Erica Ward, MSW | Case Manager
May 11, 2020
What is the Glendora House for Homeless Families with Children?
Family Promise will open its first shelter, The Glendora House, in 2020. The Glendora House is a four-story, 9-unit apartment building that will compliment our existing,congregation-based Rotation Model of services and assist Family Promise in serving more families.
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 11, 2020
Client Success - Stacy & Sarah
Stacy and Sarah entered Family Promise’s program in February 2020 after being evicted from their apartment and living in their vehicle.
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Kayla Vitullo, MSW | Case Manager
May 11, 2020
Welcome Kayla Vitullo, MSW | Case Manager
Kayla Vitullo, has been hired as a part-time Case Manager. Kayla began her service on April 15th. Kayla holds a Bachelor’s in Social Work from Malone University and received her Master’s in Social Work from the University of Akron this May.
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 11, 2020
“I Am Third”, Why I Volunteer with Family Promise
Gregg Loesch, volunteer coordinator with host congregation Holy Trinity Lutheran Church, recounts how serving others has been a part of his life since childhood and how volunteering for Family Promise of Summit County helps him serve God and others.
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Gregg Loesch | Holy Trinity Lutheran
May 11, 2020
Open Table Mentoring Takes Flight!
Family Promise of Summit County launches first Table of their Open Table Mentoring progam!
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Erica Ward, MSW | Case Worker
May 11, 2020
Client Success - Andrew & Lily
This past summer, Andrew and Lily found themselves in need of help, and Family Promise was there with the answer.
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Erica Cherry, MSW | Case Manager
May 4, 2020
Glendora House for Homeless Families with Children
Renovations on the Glendora House for Homeless Families with Children are nearing completion! We expect to have our first family in the new shelter by the end of this year, with the other eight apartments complete by Spring!
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 4, 2020
Family Promise Named Thrivent Choice® Charity!
Family Promise of Summit County has been named a Thrivent Choice Charity. As a Thrivent Choice Charity, Family Promise will be able to receive personal donations and Thrivent Choice dollars from Thrivent Financial Members.
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Jeff Wilhite | Executive Director
May 4, 2020
3 Areas of Focus: Prevention, Shelter & Stabilization
As an Affiliate of the national Family Promise organization, Family Promise of Summit County focuses on Prevention, Shelter, and Stabilization, the holistic solution to family homelessness.
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Erica Ward, MSW | Case Manager
January 30, 2020

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