Many people are a part of Family Promise of Morris County. Each of their experiences is unique and means something different. Perhaps you are in need of some help or you have some time to volunteer. Maybe you are able to make a financial contribution. The stories of our families and volunteers can help you see what Family Promise of Morris County is all about.

MORRISTOWN, NJ – Oct. 24, 2019

An Evening of Promise: Recognizing Volunteers and Community Partners was held on Thursday, October 24, at the Meadow Wood Manor in Randolph, NJ.

The global law firm Greenberg Traurig, LLP once again proudly supported Family Promise of Morris County’s (FPMC) annual dinner. More than $180,000 has been donated by the firm to help Morris County families facing homelessness over the last 14 years.

This year, Morris County Sheriff James Gannon was awarded the 2019 Community Impact Award, which honors organizations and individuals making a tangible impact in the local community.

The event provides an opportunity to thank volunteers and community partners who have dedicated their time, energy, and resources to help eliminate homelessness in the community. In addition to the annual dinner, the firm has sponsored the Community Impact Award for the past eight years.

“We are proud to support worthy charitable organizations like FPMC that make a real difference in the lives of many New Jersey residents. It has been amazing to watch this organization expand their services and the number of people they assist each year,” said New Jersey Shareholder, Barry J. Schindler, chair of Greenberg Traurig’s Global Patent Prosecution Group and  FPMC’s Corporate Leadership Council chairperson.

“Partnering with Greenberg Traurig for the last 14 years has allowed Family Promise of Morris County to grow the scope of its programs and services, and populations served,” said Joann Bjornson LSW, Executive Director. “Greenberg Traurig and their staff have been amazing! Whether providing pro bono legal advice and representation, sponsoring this dinner for our volunteers, hosting bake sales, and holding Friday jean’s day events, Greenberg Traurig has stood by our side as we serve those in need in Morris County. Most recently, staff have supported our Making Moves Matter Team and helped provide needed items and support to house 40 households moving out of homelessness last year alone! They are a true partner and we thank them for their friendship.” Family Promise boosts a 97% success rate of individuals & families maintaining housing once obtained.

About Family Promise of Morris County:

Family Promise of Morris County, celebrating its 31st year, is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families and individuals by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations, and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management, and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency. Programs include Emergency Shelter, Housing and Outreach which includes the Our Promise Drop-In Center located in Morristown and the Navigating Hope Mobile Unit.

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About Greenberg Traurig, New Jersey: Established in 2002, Greenberg Traurig’s New Jersey office has grown to approximately 75 attorneys practicing in the areas of Complex Commercial and Class Action Litigation, Hatch-Waxman Litigation, Corporate, Restructuring & Bankruptcy, Construction Law, Franchise & Distribution, Immigration & Compliance, Intellectual Property & Technology, Labor & Employment, Real Estate, Tax, and Private Wealth Services. As a significant contributor to the firm’s international platform, the New Jersey office includes a team of nationally recognized attorneys who provide legal advice to international, national, and local business and technology clients. The team offers clients both the dedication and responsiveness of a local firm with the combined know-how and geographic reach of a global law firm.

About Greenberg Traurig:  Greenberg Traurig (GT) has more than 2100 attorneys in 41 locations in the United States, Latin America, Europe, Asia, and the Middle East. GT has been recognized for its philanthropic giving, diversity, and innovation, and is consistently among the largest firms in the U.S. on the Law360 400 and among the Top 20 on the Am Law Global 100. Web:  Twitter: @GT_Law.


Take a look at what our families have to say about their time with Family Promise of Morris County here.

See what our volunteers have to say about their experiences supporting our families here.