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.
IHN has recently seen a spike in the number of families needing food assistance. The reason? Most of our clients cite the economy. Hearing that it has improved for many, most low income families tell us they haven’t noticed a difference.
Montclair's Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County helps families go home
Christell Thomas' social worker stopped her from renting the first apartment she picked out. Brenda Myrick, director of Social Services of Interfaith Hospitality Network of Essex County, nixed her choice.
ACNJ Releases New Jersey Kids Count 2013 County Rankings
ACNJ each year publishes New Jersey Kids Count, a statewide report on child well-being. While this annual snapshot on the conditions of children across the state is very informative, it is also useful to take a closer look at county level data to better understand how children are faring in each of New Jersey’s 21 counties and in different parts of the state.
IHN families recently completed the first module of H.E.A.L. (Health, Education And Literacy) activities, aimed at the well-being of vulnerable populations and disadvantaged communities, most particularly women and girls.