Fulfilling the Promise

A campaign to address to growing needs of our most vulnerable populations.

A fundraising campaign for Family Promise of Morris County
Though each person's experience is different, 2020 has been, undoubtedly, a difficult year for all in varying ways. For our community, the health and housing crisis has been, and remains, an incredible obstacle.
We've seen a 400% increase in requests for Outreach Services in the last 3 months as the second wave of the pandemic began.

The incoming calls for help, 6-9 months into this Pandemic include:
An increase in call volume since September, peaked at 200% in November, December on pace to exceed.
• October- Current: 400% increase in referrals from partners 
• Increase in complexity of need
• Hourly workers, wait staff, and many others having difficulty making ends meet.
• Wider caller population; “At-risk” group rapidly expanding as those with first time needs try to obtain assistance
People have showed their resiliency and resourcefulness, but can no longer hang on without major intervention.

   Fulfilling the Promise by:

·       Providing immediate, onsite services at eviction court with our Navigating Hope Mobile Unit

·       Offering eviction prevention services to the community

    Housing 30 unsheltered, homeless households using unique partnerships with community parners and the Morris County Housing Authority

·       Providing 24/7 wraparound services to those at-risk of losing their home

    Our Housing Resource Navigators and VISTA members working with landlords to educate, advocate and assist in obtaining stable, permeant housing

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About the Organization

Family Promise of Morris County

Family Promise of Morris County is a non-sectarian, not-for-profit organization dedicated to ending the crisis of homelessness faced by Morris County families by partnering with other public and private agencies, religious congregations and community volunteers to provide shelter, case management and mentoring services leading to self-sufficiency.

Family Promise of Morris County provides a continuum of services to best meet the needs of our community. Programs fall under three categories: Shelter, Housing, and Outreach.

Emergency Shelter Program, our shelter which is operated through partnerships with over 75 local congregations serving families experiencing homelessness. Those in the program receive assistance in obtaining housing, employment or job training, childcare, and transportation. 39 individuals were served last program year.

Community Support Program, assistance for families and individuals at-risk of or overcoming homelessness to maintain their housing, secure jobs or job training and childcare. 132 individuals were served last program year....

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