Family Promise of Hudson County opens doors to homeless families

NJTV News Staff | February 26, 2018 | Around NJ, Social
(Courtesy: Little Hoboken Photography)

Family Promise of Hudson County, is now open and available to serve homeless families throughout the county.

A local affiliate of a national nonprofit, Family Promise, works to keep entire homeless families together by relying on places of worship, or host congregations based in Jersey City, Hoboken, with support from Bayonne, to provide shelter.

“…there are few offerings for homeless families that allow the entire family to find shelter and services together. Through Family Promise’s unique shelter model, children will be able to remain in their schools, parents can remain at their jobs, and entire families will be able to receive services through our case management and support system, ”explains Tiffany Kane, executive director of Family Promise of Hudson County.

(Drop-in center, Courtesy: Little Hoboken Photography)

Each night, families will stay at one of Family Promise of Hudson County’s host congregations. Each day, they will travel to the Family Promise drop-in center, located at Fountain of Salvation Church in Jersey City. There, families will receive services to ensure they get back on their feet, which will include counseling, connections to local resources (such as health care), and housing assistance.

“When we heard about Family Promise and the work they will be doing in the community, we immediately wanted to get involved as health care partners to help reach this often overlooked community,” says Peter Daniels, Chief Operating Officer of CarePoint Health.

Displaced or homeless families should contact Garden State Episcopal at (201) 209-9301 or the homeless hotline at 211.

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