Press Release: Archbishop Annual Appeal Donation

Family Promise of Central Connecticut Receives $3,000 in Funding from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal.

New Britain,  October 28th — On October 1, 2021, Family Promise of Central Connecticut received a check in the amount of $3,000 from the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal through its Vicariate Outreach Program.

The much-needed funding will help Family Promise of Central Connecticut continue its mission of providing services to families facing homelessness. Currently, Family Promise of Central Connecticut is serving 13 families with children who are at risk of loosing their housing.

“So many local families are continuing to struggle making ends meet. While there is government help available, it’s not enough and that’s where we come in. We fill in the gaps and we make sure families don’t fall through the cracks in the system,” says Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Central Connecticut. “This donation came at just the right time! We will be able to assist children and their families so they can remain stability housed.”

Since 1981, the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal has been able to assist tens of thousands of people – regardless of race, religion or color – across the Archdiocese of Hartford with health care, education, housing, emergency expenses, and in numerous other areas. It is through the Archbishop’s Annual Appeal Vicariate Outreach Program and the generosity of its donors that the Appeal is able to assist a wide array of community-based charities throughout Hartford, New Haven and Litchfield Counties.

For more information about Family Promise of Central CT and its efforts visit or email us at

Press Release: 2021 Walk-a-thon Fundraiser

6th Annual Family Promise of Central Connecticut “Home is Where the Heart is” walkathon is   October 9.

New Britain,  August 31 — Lace up your sneakers and get ready to step out to help end homelessness as part of Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s 6th annual walkathon taking place October 9.

The walkathon is titled, “Home is Where the Heart is” and will be held at Walnut Hill Park, located at 18 West Main Street in New Britain.  The event will benefit Family Promise of Central Connecticut, the New Britain-based nonprofit organization that helps homeless families with children regain their self-sufficiency. It will begin at 9 a.m.

Walk-a-thon participants can sign up online to collect pledges from family, friends, and coworkers. Teams can also be formed to collectively gather donations as a group or organization.

“Every family deserves a place to call home,” Family Promise of Central Connecticut Executive Director Nina Rodriguez explains. “We’re encouraging people to show how big their hearts are and participate in our fundraiser which will benefit children and their families who are facing homelessness.”

The hundreds of volunteers who comprise the non-profit organization, represent 22 congregations throughout central Connecticut. During regular, non-pandemic times these congregations provide overnight accommodations and meals to guest families in the program on a rotational basis — one week at a time.  Due to the pandemic and safety concerns, Family Promise of Central Connecticut has instead been concentrating its efforts on keeping families stably housed with their new Homelessness Prevention Program.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut is also requesting assistance for the walkathon from local companies and organizations. Sponsorship opportunities are available for organizations of any size and start at $250. For a donation of $1,000, companies will earn a Heart of Gold designation. Sponsors who donate at the Heart of Gold level will get their organization’s logo on the Family Promise website for a year, social media blasts, and the opportunity to speak at the walkathon.

Walkers and teams can register for free online by visiting the event website at . Same day walk registration will also be available in Walnut Hill Park beginning at 9 a.m. behind the band shell.  For more information, please contact Nina Rodriguez at

Vote for FPCCT

Carter Mario Law Firm is holding their annual “Cartercares” Charity Contest and Family Promise of Central CT has been nominated to win a generous cash donation!

At Carter Mario Law Firm, they have been fighting for Connecticut injury victims for 30 years. But their commitment to the community doesn’t stop in the courtroom. Their CarterCares program is a statewide community outreach initiative through which their attorneys and staff can reach out and make a difference in the lives of their neighbors.

In honor of their 31st anniversary this year, Carter Mario is hosting a CarterCares contest to provide one worthy 501(c)(3) organization with a $5,000 donation and Family Promise of Central Connecticut needs your vote!

Click the image below to vote for FPCCT! Thank you for your support!

Help Family Promise of Central CT win a $5,000 donation!

Social Distancing Challenge – Week 1

FPCCT’s Social Distancing Challenge
Week #1

In this time of social distancing, here at Family Promise of Central CT we want to do some social connecting! Even though we must remain physically apart to stop the spread of COVID-19, we can use the wonders of the internet to get to know each other and stay connected!

Here is our schedule for week #1 of our Social Distancing Challenge:

Monday: Getting to know Sara Schmidt

Tuesday: Getting to know Nina Rodriguez

Wednesday: Coffee break with Sara and Nina. Join us at noon on Facebook live for a coffee break! Sara and Nina will be interviewing each other and taking questions from the audience on Facebook live.

Thursday: Special thanks to our former intern, Debbie Sutherland

Friday: Special thanks to former our Board Member and Internship Supervisor, Danielle Morisse-Corsetti