2022 End of Year Appeal

As a part of our end of year appeal campaign, FPCCT is participating in the global giving movement of Giving Tuesday on November 29, 2022!

As you know, Family Promise of Central Connecticut provides vital services to families experiencing housing instability and homelessness in Connecticut. According to state data, over 32,000 households sought housing instability/homelessness services from our state’s social service hotline this year.

We are dreaming of a future where every child has a place to call home. You too can join our efforts to end homelessness one family at a time!

The social media company, Meta, has pledged to match the first $7 million dollars in donations made on Giving Tuesday on Facebook. FPCCT is eligible for those matching funds! If you donate first thing on Tuesday November 29th on Facebook using our campaign link below, your generosity has the chance to be matched dollar for dollar!

Facebook Link:  https://www.facebook.com/donate/689218495970891

This Giving Tuesday, please make a donation and hopefully it can be doubled by Meta’s pledge! Proceeds from this fundraiser will benefit our Homelessness Prevention program which is currently serving 23 families. 

There will be other ways and opportunities to give during our end of the year appeal campaign! More details will be announced soon!

2022 Thanksgiving 5k Fundraiser

Family Promise of Central CT is proud to announce that Malibu Fitness has named us as one of the charity beneficiaries for their 18th annual Thanksgiving 5k race fundraiser!

The family friendly event will be broadcast live on WFSB – Channel 3 Eyewitness News! The race begins at 6:45am sharp and finishes at 8am which gives you plenty of time to enjoy the holiday.

Registration is open now for this fun 5k in Farmington. Visit https://raceroster.com/events/2022/65039/malibu-fitness-5k to register today. (No “day of” registrations will be accepted.)

All race proceeds go to local charities, including Family Promise of Central CT!

Please help us spread the word about this event. Check out our latest Facebook post and make sure to give it a “love,” comment, and share! Facebook link: 
https://www.facebook.com/FamilyPromiseCentralCT/posts/5815807325145653

Announcement from FPCCT President

April 19, 2022

Dear Family Promise Supporters,

It is with mixed emotions that I write this message.  Our Executive Director, Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez will be moving back to her home state of California and therefore her last day at FPCCT will be June 17th.  We are so very grateful for Nina’s commitment to FPCCT for the past four years.  She started with us as a volunteer, moved into a case manager position, earned her Masters Degree of Social Work and has served as our Executive Director for the past year.  Nina has been instrumental in leading FPCCT during the pandemic and expanding the impact of our current Homeless Prevention Program (HPP).  

Although there is a definite sadness in my heart when I think of Nina leaving us, I am feeling confident in the plan that our leadership team has developed for us to deal with her departure.  We are asking for your assistance in spreading the word about the open Executive Director position.  The position listing will also be posted on many job sites.  Our hope is that the new Executive Director will be able to work alongside Nina for training purposes and then Nina will move into the Case Manager position.  The next phase of the transition plan will be to have the part-time Case Manager position filled by early June.  Click the link below to download the Executive Director Job Description (PDF file):

Executive Director Job Description

In closing, I just want to say how much I have enjoyed working with Nina during her time with us.  FPCCT will be forever grateful for Nina’s hard work and dedication to the families and supporters of FPCCT. We will all miss her tremendously but also realize that you can only keep a true Dodger’s fan away from their team for just so long. 

Please feel free to reach out to me with any questions or concerns.

Be well,

Cheryl Liedke
President of the Board of Trustees, FPCCT

PRESS RELEASE: Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation Grant Award

New Britain – Family Promise of Central Connecticut receives three-year $75,000 grant from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee

New Britain, March 2nd — Family Promise of Central Connecticut, the New Britain-based nonprofit that works with area congregations to provide aid to children and their families facing homelessness, has been awarded a three-year grant totaling $75,000 by the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee.

The Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation was established in 1957 to support and promote quality educational, cultural, human services, environmental, and health care programming for underserved populations. The Moore Charitable Foundation specifically serves the people of Kensington and Berlin, Connecticut.

Family Promise of Central Connecticut, which will be celebrating their fifth anniversary this March, is overseen by an all-volunteer Board of Trustees, and began helping families experiencing homelessness by providing shelter coordination services with a network of nearly 20 places of worship in Central Connecticut including New Britain, Berlin, Kensington, Newington, and Bristol. 

Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, with many of the participating congregations unable to provide shelter to families due to safety concerns, the organization created a new Homelessness Prevention Program. The Homelessness Prevention provides families who are at risk of homelessness a variety of vital supportive services. The staff works with each family to ensure that basic needs are met and that they are safely housed or sheltered. Based on availability, families participating in the program may receive services like rental and/or utility assistance, groceries, and customized case management services including one-on-one supportive conversations, program referrals, and financial literacy activities. The Homelessness Prevention Program launched on October 1, 2020 and as of today the program is serving 10 households and has a 100% eviction prevention rate. Thanks to this generous grant from Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation, Bank of America, N.A., Trustee, the Homelessness Prevention Program will be expanded to help even more families struggling with housing instability.

“This gift from the Marjorie Moore Charitable Foundation will go a long way towards helping Family Promise of Central Connecticut continue our mission to fight family homelessness,” says Marlaina “Nina” Rodriguez, the Executive Director of Family Promise of Central Connecticut. “The key to keeping children and their families in a stable housing situation is direct rental assistance and nearly one third of the grant funds are designated for that use. This grant is going to enable us to make a meaningful impact.”

Upcoming projects planned by Family Promise of Central Connecticut include a “State of the Affiliate” presentation on March 8th; a basketball tournament at the Vale Sports club on April 9th and 10th, and a month-long “calendar” raffle starting on May 1st.

PRESS RELEASE: Basketball Tournament 

Family Promise of Central Connecticut seeking sponsors and players for April 9 and 10 Basketball Tournament 

New Britain, February 25, 2022: Calling all athletes and basketball fans! Lace up your sneakers, start practicing shooting some hoops, and get ready to have some fun at Family Promise of Central Connecticut’s first-ever Basketball Tournament fundraiser taking place April 9 and 10 at the Vale Sports Club in Middletown.  

“We are hosting our first-ever basketball tournament. It is going to be a fun, two-day event that will benefit Family Promise, the New Britain-based non-profit that works with area congregations to end homeless in our area,” explains Jay Williams, Vice President of the organization, and the tournament chairperson.  

According to Williams, the tournament, which will run from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. each day, will consist of three divisions with eight co-ed squads in each division. Division A will be comprised of 6th to 8th grade students, Division B will be comprised of 9th to 12th graders and Division C will be comprised of adults of all ages. Two games, plus playoffs are guaranteed. Games are composed of two 20-minute halves. 

There is an entry fee of $500 per team and 8-10 players can be on each team. To register for the Family Promise of Central Connecticut Basketball Tournament or to become an event sponsor, please go to:  https://familypromisecct.org/bball22

Contact: Nina Rodriguez admin@fpcct.org