JANUARY 2023 Newsletter
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  • Gabby Moves Home
  • Community Support
  • Community Spotlight
  • Resources
  • Helping Hands
Gabby Moves Home!

After more than four years of working toward her housing goals, Family Promise guest, Gabby, moved into her own home! Gabby first connected with Family Promise in 2018 when she visited Our Promise Drop-In Resource Center while experiencing homelessness.

As she continued to work toward her goals, Gabby completed an Emergency Housing Voucher application with her case manager in 2021, which was approved soon after! Gabby then began her housing search with the help of our Landlord Support Program team. To her excitement, Gabby's nearly five-year journey to find housing came to an end on December 1, 2022 when she moved into her new home. Gabby enjoyed celebrating the holidays in the comfort and safety of her own special place!

Congrats to Gabby, and thank you to our hard-working staff for helping her reach her housing goals and begin a new journey of independence and stability!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Miranda's Pajama Drive

For her Girl Scouts Gold Award, Miranda chose Family Promise to be the recipient of her community service. Miranda felt passionate about making sure the children in our programs received a new pair of pajamas and are made to feel special.

Miranda will continue to collect new pajamas for Family Promise twice per year in the cold and warm weather.

Thank you, Miranda, for bringing some excitement and comfort to the little ones we serve!
Check out Miranda's YouTube video by clicking above!
CrossFit Chimney Rock
Thank you to CrossFit Chimney Rock, Randolph, for holding a donation drive for visitors of Our Promise! CrossFit Chimney Rock has supported Family Promise for several years with in-kind donations and matching fundraisers. We appreciate this wonderful partnership!
Operation Chillout

Thank you Operation Chillout for coming out to Our Promise and donating 75 backpacks filled with winter essentials!

The needed items will surely help our guests through the winter months and we are happy to receive the support!

We look forward to serving with you again!
COMMUNITY SPOTLIGHT
PBF Energy

PBF Energy, Parsippany, has supported Family Promise of Morris County for 10 years! They generously support our programs through sponsorships of our Homebound Hustle 5K, landscaping service projects at the day center, donation drives, and they even received a commemorative holiday ornament from the New York Stock Exchange in honor of their support for Family Promise.

We are grateful for our partnership with PBF Energy and look forward to many more projects and serving together in 2023!
RESOURCES
Unemployment benefits – Do you know anyone who has been furloughed or has had their employment put on hold? To find out if eligible for unemployment benefits, check out NJ.com at Unemployed in NJ who has put together an unemployment survival kit. For Unemployment Insurance go to: My Unemployment NJ.gov
 
211 Assistance Programs - Click on the following programs to learn about each one:

DCAid Assistance Programs - Click here to check out more assistance programs

Eviction Prevention Program - information available here on preventing eviction

Job Opportunities – Check out NJ Jobs, a jobs and hiring site that lists over 65,000 New Jersey job openings.
 
Mortgage Payments – Refer to the Federal Housing Finance Agency for help with mortgage payments. Fannie Mae, Freddie Mac, and the Federal Home Loan Banks are offering mortgage relief for homeowners.
 
Monthly Bills –  For assistance with paying monthly bills, please refer to ConsumerFinance.gov. The Consumer Protection Financial Bureau lists steps to take to protect yourself financially.
 
Food / Cash / Health Insurance Assistance – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out NJ Helps.
 
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 to receive text alerts from the NJ Governor’s office . You can also call a Healthcare Professional at 1-800-962-1253.

*Credit to our community partner, Habitat for Humanity, for above information.
HELPING HANDS

Sleeping Bags Needed! The cold weather is almost upon us, and we are in need of sleeping bags for visitors of Our Promise drop-in center. If you would like to donate, please contact Nora Godown at n.godown@familypromisemorris.org.
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Will You Consider Helping with the Following Needed Items?

  • Paper towels
  • Toilet paper
  • Tissues
  • Glass cleaner
  • Comet, Ajax or Soft Scrub
  • Multipurpose cleaner
  • Toilet cleaner
  • Dish soap
  • Laundry soap
  • Sponges
  • Rubber gloves

If interested in providing any of these items, please contact Nora Godown, n.godown@familypromisemorris.org or 973-619-8316.
Essential Needs for Guests at Our Promise:


Men's sweatshirts sizes L, 2XL & 3XL
Men's Boxers sizes L, XL, 2XL & 3XL
Women's Underwear sizes 6, 7, 8, XL
Women's T-shirts all sizes
Mouthwash
Hand Sanitizer or Hand Wipes
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Laundry Detergent
Wash Cloths
Pocket Tissues
Umbrellas

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org to donate
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