Items Needed for Mom and Daughter

Aubrey and her mom, Shameeka, have recently moved from the shelter into their own apartment and are in need of some items.  Shameeka starts Certified Nursing Assistant training next week.  If you can donate any of the items listed below, please bring them to 98 West End Ave, Somerville, NJ 08876.

IMG_5866– Toddler Bed

– Fall/Winter Clothing: Size 18-24 Months

– Fall/Winter Women’s Clothing: Pants Size 14, Shirts L/XL

– Womens Medical Scrubs: Size L/XL

– Vacuum Cleaner

Introducing our New Intern

We would like to introduce our intern for this school year. Leslie is a
senior at Rutgers University School of Social Work. She is required to
participate in 450 hours of interning this school year at IHN. After she
completes her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work, Leslie has aspirations to
obtain her Master’s degree in Social Work, also at Rutgers. So far, Leslie
has jumped right into action, working with staff and clients alike and
familiarizing herself with IHN. Welcome Leslie!


Lowes Employees Spruce Up Flynn Day Center

Employees from Lowes volunteered their time and expertise to help give the Flynn Day Center a fresh look. Some of the improvements includes new lighting, fresh paint in the day room and downstairs and repairs to the ceilings.  They will also be installing lockers.  A big thank you to all the volunteers!


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Board Treasurer Needed

IHNSC is seeking a Board Member to serve as our Treasurer to oversee the network’s financial issues and reporting.  The standard term is 2 years and staff/book-keeping resources are already in place utilizing Quick-Books.  Please contact Renee Farrell/Executive Director for additional information. She can be reached at /

Annual Raffle Fundraiser!

IHN’s Night to Remember


The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County is holding its annual fundraising raffle through October 1.   Four Broadway tickets to the Broadway hit, An American in Paris, makes the raffle your “night to remember”.  The tickets for the November 14, 2015 show, along with a round trip limousine ride to the theatre and a wine/cheese basket, completes the grand prize.

Second prize is dinner for four at Washington House in Basking Ridge. A 40” flat screen TV is third prize.

Tickets are $20 and are available by calling Karen Donohue at 908-704-1920 or emailing .  Drawing is on October7 at 4pm at IHN’s Flynn Day Center in Somerville.

Urgent Need For Donated Supplies – Updated 6/3/2015

We have an urgent need for the following.  If you can help with any of these items, it would be a huge help.

All donations are tax deductible (a tax receipt can be provided).

Paper towels

Toilet paper

Laundry detergent

Size 6 diapers

Baby wipes

Boys pull ups, size 3T-4T

Cleaning supplies

Dish soap

Feminine hygiene products


Items can be dropped off at: 98 West End Avenue, Somerville, NJ  08876 

March 2015 Newsletter

March 2015 Newsletter

Clients Move Into Transitional Housing

Warm wishes to Lavayah and her grandmother as they move into transitional housing. They will continue in our Phase 2 program. Thank you to all who have supported this family as they embark on their new adventure towards independence.


A Warm Gathering for our Annual Interfaith Service

IHN thanks the members of Temple Beth El, North Branch Reformed Church and St Bernard of Clairvaux for the generous offering presented during our annual Interfaith Thanksgiving Service last week.

 IHN Interfaith Service

Pictured, from left, Pastor Todd Buurstra, North Branch Reformed Church, Msgr. Joe Celano, St. Bernard of Clairvaux, Bridgewater, Renee Farrell, executive director of IHNSC, and Rabbi Arnie Gluck, Temple Beth-El, Hillsborough.

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Combined choirs during the service.

Lianna Barnes

Lianna Barnes, a former IHN client, speaking about her experiences with our programs.

IHN Named 2014 Rice Bowl Grant Recipient

On Nov. 7, IHN was selected as a 2014 Rice Bowl Grant Recipient by the Catholic Charities Solidarity Team for the Diocese of Metuchen.
IHN Executive Director Renee Farrell and Board Member Kathie De Chirico were on hand to accept the generous donation from the CCST. The funds will be used for our ongoing programs that provide a continuum of care and support to IHN families.

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