The Promise is focused on removing barriers to secure, stabilize, and grow income.

Through the Family Stability Challenge, The Promise has invested $4.8 million – and growing – in high-performing community partners to connect individuals and families to important economic security programs and public benefits that create stability and a path out of poverty. The Promise is growing new partnerships, strengthening existing ones, and breaking down silos by creating person-centered referral pathways.

As of August 2021, following a phased roll-out of services from March through July 2021, Family Stability community partners provided services to over 23,000 people.

Spring 2022

download family stability spring 2022 insights report 


Summer 2021

Download Family Stability Executive Summary

Download FULL Family Stability Fall 2021 Report


The Promise is part of a citywide ambitious goal to lift 100,000 people out of poverty. To date, The Promise's efforts include:
59% of people served identified as Black, African American, or African
Over 23K Philadelphians received Family Stability services
Over $6.8M in tax credits accessed ($5.1M+) and tax filing fees saved ($1.6M+)
51% of people served had an annual household income <$20K

“There have been many residents applying for and receiving assistance who have never received aid in the past.”

African Cultural Alliance of North America