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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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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William Paterson Students Collaborate with IHN Children

As a professor of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at William Paterson University, Sharon Simmons wanted to expose her students to IHN and our mission.




Shop Amazon and Support IHN

Next time you shop on Amazon why not make it count for IHN? How, you say? By being connected through AmazonSmile, a simple and automatic way for you to support IHN at no cost to you. In fact, IHN will receive 0.5% of eligible purchases.




IHN Essex Receives Support from Montclair-based Organizations

The Montclair Foundation awarded IHN $10,000 to help provide IHN families in Montclair with case management services so they can set goals for self-sufficiency and work on a plan to achieve them.





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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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