Samaritan Homeless Interim Program

87 East High Street
Somerville, NJ 08876

908-393-9545 Go To Website
Class of Housing/Services: Homeless Assistance, Housing and Shelter Programs

General Information:
SHIP is a faith based, interfaith and community funded, assisted and supported, grassroots organization.   SHIP Overview At SHIP we create programs and services that increase the Somerset County and surrounding regions capacity to respond to the needs of the poor and working poor.   SINCE MARCH 5, 1984 WE HAVE SERVED 0VER 100,000 PEOPLE   Clients coming to SHIP are in desperate need of help.  Many are the working poor.   They include those that suffer from homelessness or being near homeless.  Many are hungry or suffer from substance abuse dependency, HIV/AIDS, mental health issues, or neglect and isolation.    Services are tailored to each individual's need and vary in duration according to each individual or families situation.  SHIP provides this unique population with critically needed emergency interim services.  These services may include advocacy, emergency interim housing, interim counseling, and support services, that greatly enhance their chances of regaining their self-sufficiency again. SHIP is dedicated to improving the quality of life for the poor.  Clients are eligible to apply for all of SHIP's Programs and Services.    THERE ARE NO FEES CHARGED FOR SERVICES.   Housing and Shelter Program SHIP provides emergency housing and associated services for those that are homeless, or in eminent danger of becoming homeless, in the Somerset County region as our resources permit.   Poverty remains the primary cause of homelessness. SHIP’s ministry is dedicated to providing compassionate and meaningful assistance to the poor, vulnerable and those in need that are shunned by others.   SHIP has provided over 60,000 nights of shelter to those in need of emergency housing in the Somerset County region paying for over 7,000 emergency housing placements using your donations.   SHELTER LOSS INTERVENTION: SHIP’s guests (clients) in need of emergency housing are placed in area motels, hotels, boarding homes and other off site premises. In compliance with public safety regulation guests are never housed at our Drop-in-Center.   HOME LOCATOR SERVICE: This service gathers the information necessary to increase and update a list of affordable housing opportunities in the county. A list of available rooms, apartments, and homes for rent is made available to clients and staff. This information is obtained from a variety of sources that include newspapers, electronic and printed media, word of mouth, staff, volunteers, other agencies, and direct contact with providers.   COOPERATIVE SERVICING PLAN: Many lower income earning families and individuals are without the cash reserves needed to reestablish themselves once they become homeless. The service leverages small donations from a number of supporting faith communities, agencies and individuals which matching funding from SHIP. This has proven to be a more cost-effective course, when possible, than lengthy and substantially more costly alternatives.


How To Volunteer at Samaritan Homeless Interim Program:
Be a volunteer. Call Samaritan Homeless Interim Program at 908-393-9545 for current volunteer work opportunities.

As A General Note About Listings: does our best to provide listings that are free of cost. Many of the homeless shelters and services are free of charge. Some do charge small fees. We always urge the users of our website to visit the websites of the providers listed, OR give them a phone call to find out complete details.

In furtherance; Halfway Houses, Transitional Housing, and Substance Abuse Treatment Centers for the most part charge a fee. Most of the substance abuse resources we provide are low cost, Medicaid or sliding scale fee. We provide as much information as possible on the website of these locations.

Rooming and Boarding Houses do charge fees. We list them where we find them. They are a nice low cost option for housing.

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