May 2020 Newsletter
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There's No Place Like Home!

Congratulations to Madeline and her family who are happily settling into their new home! They are relieved to have a safe place to call their own and begin a life of stability with plans for a positive future!
Thank you for your integral part in making it possible for Madeline and her family to have a home and begin a new chapter in life full of hope and opportunity!
COMMUNITY SUPPORT
Your provision of essential items helps fulfill families' basic needs and lifts spirits when struggling with uncertainty! Our families are so grateful!
Western Pest Services

Thank you Western Pest Services for providing needed items such as food, diapers and masks to our families.

Your vital support is very much appreciated and our families enjoyed receiving their essential bags!
Liquid Church

A big thank-you to Liquid Church for donating so many non-perishable food items to the families we serve. You have provided tremendous joy and relief to those who are in need during this challenging time!

We are grateful for your partnership and generous support!
Roma Pizzeria of Boonton

Thank you Roma Pizzeria & Restaurant of Boonton for spontaneously providing dinner to our shelter guests! A special shout out to Enza Isgett of Roma for extending a free dinner to the shelter families after hearing one of our Board Members mention them.

Community support like this is what keeps neighbors helping neighbors!
Frank's Yoga Class

Thank you, Frank Wildermann, for hosting a virtual yoga class to support families struggling with homelessness in Morris County!

The generous donations of over $1,000 from your class participants will help provide care, case management and housing for families in crisis.

For information on Frank's Pay What You Can online yoga classes of all levels, please click on www.frankwildermannyoga.com .
Frank and his mom, Jill Wildermann, Family Promise Coordinator for Redeemer Lutheran Church, Succasunna
Cooling Off!

It is that time of year when temperatures rise and air conditioning is turned on. We are so thankful for the support and donations of air conditioners received last summer and the many families they have helped to keep cool and safe in the heat.

By the end of this summer, 26 additional families will be living in their new homes! Along with the excitement for these families comes the additional need for air conditioner units. We are kindly asking for donations toward A/C units to once again help reduce the risk of heat-related concerns for our newly-housed families.

If you would like to make a contribution toward air conditioners that can be direct-shipped in a no-contact format, please contact Family Promise at info@FamilyPromiseMorris.org or call 973-998-0820. You may also click on the following link to make a donation online: DONATE

We appreciate all levels of support!
COMMUNITY CONNECTIONS
Run or Walk With Us!

Come join us for a fun virtual community event and run or walk 3.1 miles on June 14th to raise funds for individuals and families struggling with homelessness in Morris and Sussex Counties!

Only $30 to participate while getting some exercise, fresh air and helping those in crisis!

Click on the image to the left for more information and to register.
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
 
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 Assistanc e – For additional assistance with food, financial needs, and health insurance, check out  NJ Helps.
 
Mental Health Services  Family Intervention Services can help with mental health assistance where you can connect with a specialist. They offer Spanish-speaking counselors and have free options. You may also call 973-324-7879 to speak with a specialist.
 
Text NJCOVID to 898-211 t o 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.
Have an extra toaster or coffee maker?

Please consider donating these two essential kitchen items for families moving into homes.

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org t o arrange a no-contact delivery of these key items to our day center.
Donate Your Cancelled Event to Families in Need!

Your special event, birthday, or other celebration can be turned into a fundraiser or donated to the families we serve just by clicking the link below!
Essential Needs for Our Guests During this Challenging Time:

Masks
Hand Sanitizer
Toilet Paper
Sanitizing Wipes & Other Cleaning Supplies
Disposable Gloves
Bottled Water
Gatorade

Please email Family Promise at info@familypromisemorris.org t o arrange
a no-contact delivery of these key items to our day center.
Click on the map to see Family Promise affiliates across the country!
Family Promise of Morris County | 973-998-0820 | info@familypromisemorris.org www.familypromisemorris.org