Class of Housing/Services: Emergency Family Shelter, Transitional Housing
Family Promise of Morris County provides emergency shelter and meals 365 days a year through a network of over 70 houses of worship in Morris County. Families facing homelessness (up to 14 individuals at a time) stay at different congregations of all faiths each week where dedicated volunteers provide a safe and comfortable temporary home for our families including sleeping quarters and a place where guests can relax, socialize, do homework and watch television. During the day, families may utilize our Day Center to meet with their case manager, access phones and computers, and use the shower and laundry facilities. A coordinator at each congregation is responsible for scheduling volunteers to prepare meals, serve as evening and overnight hosts, coordinate activies, organize supplies and assist the families as needed. If you are interested in volunteering in the network, please contact us for more information.
Abigail House Transitional Housing & Case Management Program We are excited about this great partnership with Christ Church of Rockaway. Abigail House is our Transitional Housing and Case Management Program. The property consists of 5 spacious and fully-furnished apartments and space for our social work staff to provide case management services for our families.
Finding affordable housing in Morris County is just the first of many challenges homeless families face in becoming self-sufficient. Abigail House will allow us to provide safe, affordable and well-maintained apartments for our families in transition, making it possible for them to focus on education, employment, family stability, financial literacy and other critical milestones. We are currently looking for individuals and organizations who would be interested in sponsoring the apartments and case management at Abigail House. Please contact Joann Bjornson, LSW, Executive Director, at firstname.lastname@example.org or 973-998-0820 to learn more about how you can help support this exciting new program for our families.
Helpful Definitions For Family Promise of Morris County - Emergency Shelter:
Transitional housing is affordable supportive housing designed to provide housing and appropriate support services to persons who are homeless
or who are close to homelessness. The transition is to help them be more self sufficient to move towards independent living on their own. Transitional housing locations are oftentimes called Halfway Houses. The naming of the two (Halfway House OR Transitional House) is oftentimes interchangeable.
Many Transitional Housing programs are subsidized and are income based. Income based transitional housing generally charges 30% of your income for rent when you do have income. Contact the transitional housing facility to see if this applies.
Services provided at transitional housing facilities varies from substance abuse treatment, to psychological assistance, job
training, domestic violence assistance, etc. The assistance provided varies, but it is generally affordable and low cost housing. Read the descriptions of each
of the transitional living locations for more detailed information. Transitional housing facilities also may or may not assist with alcohol and/or drug substance abuse treatment.
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