Goal: Increase access to community services and resources.
CONNECTING COMMUNITY MEMBERS TO RESOURCES
Providing a wide-array of services, support and compassion, including providing housing and face-to-face meetings, a comprehensive holiday gift program, providing individuals with essential mailing addresses and linking people to the right services. Efforts include securing county and federal program benefits for individuals and managing nearly $0.5M in in-kind donations.
Drop-in and Resource Center(OP)
Based out of The First Baptist Church of Morristown, OP serves the needs of the chronically and transient homeless, veterans, those exiting from jails and hospitals, youth, LGBTQ+, and those who are precariously housed. The following services are provided: phone and computer access, mailing address, restrooms, warming / cooling center, information and referral, linkage to medical, mental health and dental services, case management, systems advocacy and more.
Coordinated Entry (CE)
CE provides resource navigation to those awaiting shelter in Morris County.
Community service partners focused on ending homelessness work together to find real solutions that will bring families and individuals closer to home with every step. We serve as one of two lead agencies for CE, and our OP Drop-in Center acts as one of two access points.
Our staff works directly with those in need of shelter and housing services by linking them to available community resources.
NH is a mobile outreach unit that provides essential services across all 39 Morris County municipalities four days/week. Our van offers assistance through housing support, economic assistance, food security, rapid disease testing, eviction prevention, and overall wellness and recovery. NH is a partnership between Family Promise of Morris County and Morris County Human Services intended to fill traditional gaps in community service provision.
The van's schedule can be found here.
Staff help community members apply for resources and referrals and assist with follow ups. Benefits screenings assist anyone in need of mainstream benefits and resources and are leveraged across, and integrated into, all our programs. In 2020, 59 households were served and 95 applications and referrals to services were made with a total enrollment drawdown value of $71,489.