Guiding Families Towards Home

Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County

We help homeless families — parents and children — who are in need of shelter. We give them a place to stay and three meals a day by housing them at our network of churches and synagogues. While they’re in our shelter network, we work with moms and dads on a plan that addresses the issues that led to their homelessness. Goals are set and parents are compassionately guided to take the steps necessary to find a home and become self-sufficient.


Call IHN at 973-746-1400, Monday–Friday, 9 a.m.–5 p.m.
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WPU Workshops

The Project that Keeps on Giving

Workshops with WPU students give info, confidence, and inspiration for job seekers.



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Far Brook Students Give Back

For three years running, the Far Brook classes have put together small care packages that include a pair of mittens or socks, a packet of hot cocoa and a handwritten note.



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IHN Children Visit the Red Cross and the Montclair Police

On two recent Fun Friday activities, children walked to the American Red Cross - North Jersey Region and the Montclair Police Dept.



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In Praise of Grandma

With rental and food assistance from IHN, Vicki was able to move into a new apartment and provide her grandson with the stability he needs.



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IHN familes get their house spruced up

When it was Corbin Berry's time to choose an Eagle Scout Project he looked no further than IHN. The requirements for a project were that it had to benefit the community while demonstrating his skills as a leader.



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Donate your vehicle and support IHN!

Wondering what to do with your used car or truck? Instead of selling, trading or storing your vehicle, you can donate it to Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County. It’s convenient, easy, and you may qualify you for a tax deduction.





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This video shows how faithful friends of IHN...staff, volunteers, and board members... help care for homeless families in Essex County, making lasting and impactful relationships..

Do you have a job lead for an IHN parent?

An important part of gaining stability is having a steady job. If you know of a company that is hiring or you can be instrumental in connecting one of our moms or dads with a job opportunity, please let us know. Typically, our families are looking for these types of positions:

  • Cashier/Retail
  • Receptionist
  • Bank Teller
  • Home Health Aide
  • Construction
  • Warehouse

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