GOAL: Transition families and individuals from homelessness and housing insecurity to permanent housing.
Emergency Shelter (ES)
Our ES program began in 1988 and was the first of many Family Promise of Morris County programs to come.
Unique in our approach, we partner with over 80 local congregations of different faiths to provide shelter space, overnight staffing and meals to our families, making Family Promise of Morris County the most cost-effective local shelter program today.
Family Promise of Morris County continually adapts and expands its programs where they are needed to best serve the community.
Currently, due the COVID-19 pandemic, we have transitioned to a motel sheltering model for the safety of our guests and staff. Since March of 2020, we have placed multiple unsheltered households into the safe, temporary shelter of our local partner motels.
HOW IT WORKS
Our Housing Specialist and Care Management Teams focus on crisis intervention, permanent housing acquisition, health, education, employment, and transportation; however, our volunteers are the very core of this program.
Volunteers from our partner congregations cook, serve meals, spend the night, and lend their passion and expertise to help our guests get back on their feet. This dedicated community of over 1,600 volunteers proves that a motivated community can solve homelessness -- and in the process, they truly create “home” for those who have nowhere else to turn.
A small but caring and talented group of professionals at Family Promise of Morris County also staff our Headquarters. Before the pandemic, guests could stop by during the day to receive one-on-one support, use computers, do laundry, and have access to a myriad of in-kind donations. Currently, our staff and resources are just a call away.