Family Promise

Family Promise gets the green light to continue operations in Albany.

Family Promise Outreach Center on New Scotland Avenue, Albany.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

A Supreme Court judge has ruled in favor of a city activist in a case involving a homeless center setting up shop in an upscale Albany neighborhood.

Mary Giordano
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Mary Giordano usually shuns the limelight. The music teacher, who became the executive director of Family Promise of the Capital Region, was driven by a desire to help others .

Rev. Frank O'Connor, co-Vice President Family Promise of the Capital Region Board of Directors, cuts the ribbon at 783 New Scotland Avenue.
WAMC Photo by Dave Lucas

Over the weekend, Family Promise opened a new day center along Albany's New Scotland Avenue. The appearance of the program in the upscale neighborhood has some cheering, others scratching their heads.

WAMC photo by Dave Lucas

Founded more than twenty years ago, Family Promise says its mission is to help homeless and low-income families achieve sustainable independence. The group has landed in Albany and has great plans for needy citizens.