Who We Are
How We Differ
Unique in our approach, we partner with more than 75 congregations of different faiths and 1,600 of their congregants to provide shelter, meals, and support to our families. The dedication and commitment of our partners makes Family Promise of Morris County the most cost-effective shelter program in the community.
This cost efficiency allows us to direct the majority of funding to the needs of our families while the operating model provides an opportunity for community participation that is not available in a traditional shelter setting. Our volunteers and their families open their congregations, schedules, and their hearts to the families we serve.
At Family Promise of Morris County, we allow our families to stay with us for as long as they need to get back on their feet. For some that may be a couple of weeks; for others, six months or a year. Many traditional shelters have time limits that can force families and individuals to find other temporary shelter before accumulating enough resources or completing the necessary education and training to obtain gainful employment and independent housing.
We want to ensure that those we serve are well prepared and in a position to secure a permanent place in the community.
Why It Works
A Large Network of Compassionate Volunteers
Family Promise has only 1/3 the operating costs of traditional shelters.
How can we spend less and do more? Family Promise has a small staff and relies on our volunteers who cook and serve meals, help provide overnight shelter, share their stories and show our families dignity and respect. Due to the pandemic, we currently utilize a Motel Shelter model to keep our guests safe--but our volunteers continue to show their support in a variety of ways.
This diverse network of more than 1,600 volunteers represents all faiths and backgrounds. What they share is the desire to make a difference in the lives of families in crisis.