Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County supported 40 Somerset County families in their quest to find permanent housing during 2015.

IHN provided emergency shelter to 10 families through the wide network of religious congregations in Somerset County. Another 30 families received transitional housing and case management services to continue their goal of achieving independence.

The nonprofit agency provides case management and support services to families in a three-step approach: emergency shelter, transitional housing and permanent supportive housing.  Along with counseling and employment training, each family’s ultimate goal is to live independently without government subsidies.

IHNSC’s 2015 statistics.

SERVICE STATISTICS:

Emergency Shelter

  • 10 families (12 adults, 15 children ); 8 single mothers, 2 two-parent families
  • 3,065 nights of shelter and 8,650 meals  
  • 8 individuals found jobs
  • 4 individuals moved to their own permanent housing
  • 625 hours of case management and support

Sunrise House, our transitional living facility

  •   3 families (3 adults, 2 children); 3 single mothers  
  •   250 hours of case management & support
  •   2 parents employed full time    
  •   1 adult enrolled in college

Phase 2 Transitional Support Program:

  • 20 families (23 adults, 25 children); 16 single mothers
  • 808 hours of case management & support
  • 12  parents employed

Phase 3 Permanent Supported Housing Program:

  • 2 families (2 adults , 3 children); both single mothers
  • Both employed part time
  • 225 hours of case management & support

Rapid Re-Housing Program:

  • 13 families (13 adults, 25 children)
  • 13 single mothers are employed
  • 339 hours of case management & support

Sound Minds, Mental Health Services:

  • 10 families (13 adults, 15 children)
  • 100% of families provided with on-call access
  • 4 families participated in family therapy
  • 100% of clients accessed to self-help materials
  • No clients required mental health hospitalization

Daycare Plus:

Four children enrolled in preschool program at Somerville YMCA.