MORRIS COUNTY, NJ – On Saturday, June 4, Assemblywoman Aura Dunn attended Family Promise of Morris County’s Celebrating the Promise volunteer appreciation event, where she spoke poignantly to the nonprofit’s vital work within the community. A citation was presented to the Morris County nonprofit in honor of their devoted community of volunteers and supporters.
Celebrating the Promise was held in celebration of Family Promise of Morris County’s network of over 1,600 volunteers, whose support has remained steadfast despite the pandemic’s many hardships. For more than three decades, volunteer engagement has ensured the completion of many day-to-day operations, keeping the organization as a whole cost-efficient and grounded in its community.
Elected to New Jersey’s 25th Legislative District in 2020, Dunn’s dedication to community organizations such as Family Promise of Morris County has long been apparent through her commitment to improving the opioid crisis, mental health, and education, and creating more job accessibility within Morris and Somerset counties.
From highly individualized programming to large-scale community engagement initiatives, Family Promise of Morris County works to transform the lives of families and individuals experiencing homelessness and housing insecurity—always with the end goal of empowerment toward long-term success. This vital work aims to increase Morris County’s overall economic, health, and housing outcomes through Housing, Outreach, and Shelter programming. The support of the agency’s dedicated community of volunteers and supporters, including leaders such as Assemblywoman Dunn, is most essential to this work now more than ever.
About Family Promise of Morris County:
Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness and housing insecurity 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 independence. Areas of service include Shelter, Housing, and Outreach through programs such as Our Promise Drop-In Resource Center and the Navigating Hope Mobile Outreach Unit. To learn more, visit www.familypromisemorris.org or follow @familypromisemorris on social media.
About Assemblywoman Dunn:
Assemblywoman Aura Dunn was appointed to fill the Assembly seat vacated by now Sen. Anthony Bucco in 2019, and a year later won the special election in the 25th Legislative District. She joined the Assembly after a 25-year career in government and public affairs. Dunn currently volunteers as a JBWS-certified domestic violence crisis response team member for local police departments. She earned her bachelor’s degree in sociology from the State University of New York at Buffalo and a master’s degree in public administration from George Washington University; she also holds a certificate in mediation. Dunn lives in Mendham with her husband and their three children. For more info, visit www.auradunnforassembly.com/.
Dominique Tornabe, Chief Impact Officer
Family Promise of Morris County