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Exciting News for Family Promise of the Jersey Shore

A new name and visual identity mark inspiring next chapter for the Ocean County nonprofit

STAFFORD, NJ – Family Promise of Southern Ocean County (FPSOC) is delighted to announce its new name. The local affiliate of the national Family Promise organization is now Family Promise of the Jersey Shore (FPJS). “Unveiling the new name is a defining moment for our organization. This change will allow us to present ourselves more clearly and represent our commitment to serving all the Jersey Shore. The need for emergency shelter and preventative services has grown exponentially. We decided now was the right time to expand our geographic footprint and in turn, change our name, “ stated Elizabeth Golla, Executive Director of Family Promise of the Jersey Shore. As local families continue to struggle with both homelessness and economic uncertainty in the greater Ocean County community, FPJS has recognized the need and expanded.

FPJS continuously works to meet the need for assistance in our community. This includes taking steps to prevent homelessness by providing emergency shelter, graduate support services and community initiatives including tenancy preparation, financial literacy and virtual career pathway training.

“FPJS will continue to be a resource for not only those in need in Southern Ocean County, but also families struggling across the Jersey Shore as a whole,” emphasized Golla. “The name change will allow for outreach and collaboration in the greater community. Additionally, it will provide opportunities to apply for funding to help support our mission,” stated Board Chair, Roberta Rapisardi, M.S.Ed, CPS.

Board Vice-Chair, Joe Stroffolino stated, "I have been a board member since 2019. Since then, the need for FPJS’s services has sadly grown as other organizations have not been able to continue offering similar services. This prompted Elizabeth Golla, our Executive Director to address the need and provide our services in Northern Ocean County as well.”

Along with a new name, a refreshed look will also be unveiled, bringing vibrancy and awareness in hopes of spreading FPJS’s mission. FPJS is eager to share the brand refresh and looks forward to continuing to grow and serve alongside the members of the Jersey Shore community.

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About Family Promise of the Jersey Shore

Family Promise of the Jersey Shore strives to help families experiencing homelessness and economic uncertainty to achieve sustainable independence through prevention programs, advocacy and community support services. To learn more, visit or call 609-994-3317.

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