Emergency Shelter (Phase 1)
The Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County provides emergency nights of shelter, meals, transportation, basic needs, case management, advocacy and referral to homeless families. Shelter, meals and support are supplied through volunteers at interdenominational congregations throughout the county. Social workers assist clients with identifying specific individualized goals that will ultimately lead to self sufficiency. This is the basis of structured case plans that identify short and long term goals and objectives.
Case management with social workers monitors client progress and identifies specific activities that result in accomplishment of each objective. An agency mental health professional evaluates needs of all adults and children and provides appropriate counseling and crisis intervention.
During 2013, 40 individuals were provided with 2,858 nights of shelter and 8,574 meals. Seventeen Somerset County families with children ranging from infants to teens found themselves living “couch to couch” or in vehicles and started their journey to independence in our Emergency Shelter Program. The families received 788 hours of professional case management and financial counseling and mental health services. Education and practical training for employability are hallmarks of our case planning. Academic needs from securing a GED to completing post high school classes and certification trainings are combined with financial, life and parenting skills development to prepare the families for successful independence with quality of life for all members.
Education and practical training are hallmarks of our case management. Academic needs from securing a GED to completing post high school classes are combined with financial, life and parenting skills to prepare the families for successful independence with quality of life for all members.
Help Us To Help Struggling Families Become Self Sufficient
Please help the Interfaith Hospitality Network of Somerset County NJ continue to give hope to homeless families in Somerset County. Your financial donation, supplies, volunteering your time or other convenient options can make a meaningful impact in the lives of the less fortunate. For more information, contact our office at (908) 704-1920.